Clara's War

  • by Clara Kramer
  • Narrated by Rula Lenska
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On 21 July 1942, the Nazis invaded Poland. In the small town of Zolkiew, life for Jewish 15-year-old Clara Kramer was never to be the same again. While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, Clara and her family hid perilously in a hand-dug cellar. Living above and protecting them were the Becks.
Mr Beck was a womaniser, a drunkard, and a self-professed anti-Semite, yet he risked his life throughout the war to keep his charges safe. Nevertheless, life with Mr Beck was far from predictable. From the house catching fire, to Beck’s affair with Clara’s cousin, to the nightly SS drinking sessions in the room just above, Clara’s War transports you into the dark, cramped bunker, and sits you next to the families as they hold their breath time and again.
Sixty years later, Clara Kramer has created a memoir that is lyrical, dramatic, and heartbreakingly compelling. Despite the worst of circumstances, this is a story full of hope and survival, courage and love.

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An amazing story

It is hard to believe this is a true story. What people would go through to survive. I would recommend this to anyone that has an interest in world war 2. The narrator transports you back there. It was one of those book I did not want to stop listening to. Its books like this that make sure we don't forget our past.
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- Helen

So So Absorbing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A first hand account of the life of a jewish girl hiding underground in Poland. The writing is almost 3D in its detail.


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A book that can make you sigh, cry, be angry, and have hope. I the darkest places, roses can still grow.

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- Swapcat

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-03-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks