A Life reclaimed

Olenski, Luba


A child among the partisans.


In August 1943, twelve-year-old Luba Frank jumped from a cattle train packed with men, women and children bound for the Treblinka death camp.

She had already survived two traumatic years in the Bialystok Ghetto in the care of virtual strangers, but was still wholly unprepared for the hostility and danger she now faced alone.

Famished and terrified, she wandered through fields and villages for five and a half weeks, begging by day and huddling in the forest at night. With no survival skills, she lived just long enough to be rescued by a group of Jewish partisans who brought her back to their hiding-place deep in the forest.

A true story you′ll find hard to put down – and even harder to forget.