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- DescriptionThe year was 1943, and a fourteen-year-old girl named Cordelia was summoned to Gestapo headquarters in Berlin. Her mother was to be charged with treason for trying to arrange for her part-Jewish daughter to leave Germany. But Cordelia was given a choice: if she agreed to ackwledge her secret Jewish heritage and take the consequences, her mother would go free. Burned Child Seeks the Fire is the powerful story of a young girl, raised as a Catholic in prewar Berlin, who descends into the underworld of Auschwitz while her mother remains behind. Surviving by chance and by her wits, at one point forced to work as an assistant to Mengele himself, the young Cordelia emerges at last at the war's end, alive but deeply changed. Cordelia Edvardson tells the story of her childhood and adolescence in a series of brief, lyrical episodes. Her memoir is composed of small moments: a piece of bread shared secretly in a latrine; a mother speaking softly to her toddler as she walks with him to the gas chambers; Cordelia's discovery, in a list of dead prisoners, of the name of the woman who previously wore her own prisoner number.
- Author BiographyCordelia Edvardson lives in Jerusalem, where she is Middle East correspondent for the Swedish paper Svenska Dagbladet. She is a prize-winning journalist and author of several books.
- Author(s)Cordelia Edvardson
- PublisherBeacon Press
- Date of Publication22/06/1998
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationBoston, MA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBeacon Press
- Out-of-print date30/09/2010
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight154 g
- Width140 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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