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Get this from a library! I felt I got to know Anne Frank a lot better since her diary was much longer. This was a short quick read. The mother went crazy.

This is the holocaust diary of a 14 year old Jewish girl in Poland. Let us not forget she was a 14 year old child, just coming into adult feelings.

Rutka’s diary is slim – only about 50 pages she wrote it for only 4 months. In one scene, a brutal murder is juxtaposed with a wedding ceremony; a greater contrast is harder to imagine. Rutka’s Notebook belongs in this canon. Jul 22, Rachel rated it dd was ok. I could only rutia it in small doses.

According to Stanislawa Sapinska, a friend of Rutka who keeps the diary untilRutka suspects her own death is imminent. She could be any other young girl—except that her life is stolen from her.

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However, the editors have added in some very interesting photos, historical documents, and commentary that really made the book come alive for me.

I honestly found her waffling on falling in love with the boy Janek as a sign she had not lost her humanity. The photos are nothing short of amazing, I was in total awe as I flipped through the pages. El cuaderno de Rutka has ratings and 69 reviews.


Rutka’s Notebook is very slim, all of 90 pages if I remember correctly, with the afterwords included, and is still something everyone interested se the Holocaust and Holocaust survivors should read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. When I pass by a German, everything shrinks in me.

I saw how a soldier tore a baby, who was only a few months old, out of its mother’s hands and bashed his head against an electric pylon. Sep 19, Zoe Hall rated it liked it Shelves: This is Rutka Laskier’s take on the Holocaust as she lived it. I enjoyed that as much as the d A friend picked this one up for me, knowing of my interest in Holocaust memoirs.

Only 60 handwritten pages – such a short amount of text to give a picture of a life. I cried continually and felt bitter anger at the unfairness and inhumane end Rutka and so many like her endured.

I found this book at a discount store and with my interest in the Holocaust I couldn’t pass it up. As someone who has devoted most of my life to educating and assisting children, the ones written by young people, mostly teens, are the most poignant. We can never forget.

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May 26, Jeannie added it. Since some of the entries are short, the book contains pictures of her family and the general area to help add to the content. This young diarist was A wonderful book that highlights all the things teenagers go through, friendship, loyalties, arguments, the beginnings of attraction to the opposite sex but the tragic circumstances under which this diary was written unfortunately were those experienced by the Jewish population tutka the ghetto.

These entries could have been taken straight from my own journal.


Rutka’s Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust

For example, a sentence where some words were left off lasskier of humidity, etc. Rutka’s father survived the war and rema This is the holocaust diary of a 14 year old Jewish girl in Poland.

Jun 22, Iratxe rated it it was amazing Shelves: A few days later, she is moved with her family to a ghetto and later to Auschwitz. Rutka’s writings are short and only consist of 60 pages. To ask other readers questions about Rutka’s Notebookplease sign up. Against this backdrop of adolescent normalcy is the brutality of the Nazi regime and the horrific events she has to witness at such a young age. The 6 million were individuals.

A friend picked this one up for me, knowing of my interest in Holocaust memoirs. There are afterwords also, one by Zahava Laskier, who is Rutka’s half-sister from a marriage after the war and one from Menachem Lior, who knew Rutka as a teenager.

I related to her so much as a teen – much of her diary is the daily ins and outs of friendships at that age – worries about boys and your parents. Seeing the pictures of the ghettos and the people who both died and survived brought the whole thing into perspective.

Each page is juxtaposed with pictures from the time and region. General Contemporary Fiction English Language. This book helped me realize that even more.