Cry Little Girl
A Tale of the Survival of a Family in Slovokia
By Aliza Barak-Ressler
Yad Vashem Jerusalem
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
241 pages, Illustrated
$26.50 Paper original
"Cry, little girl, cry!" the father of eleven-year-old Aliza urged her, after bribing a Slovak doctor to operate on her. Even though Aliza was perfectly healthy and did not need an operation, her father hoped that the medical treatment would save the family from being deported to the East. Little Aliska played the part and had the operation, and her family survived. This dramatic episode is only one of the many harrowing experiences that Aliza Barak-Ressler relates in her momoirs.
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