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Long Journey Home: A Young Girl's Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust [Kindle Edition]

Lucy Lipiner
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The summer of 1939 turned out to be the last summer of author Lucy Lipiner's childhood. On September 1, when she was six years old, her parents roused her and her older sister from their beds and, with other relatives in tow, left their town of Sucha, home to 780 Jewish people. It was a decision carefully planned and carried out by the author's father which resulted in saving the lives of fifteen people.

But the journey of survival was not an easy one, and in Long Journey Home A Young Girl's Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust, from the perspective of that little girl, Lipiner narrates her family's story. She tells of an odyssey of escape and rescue full of hardships and tribulation. From her sheltered life in a picturesque small town at the foothills of the Tatra Mountains to her time as a barefoot and hungry little girl in Siberia and Tajikistan in central Asia, and finally her arrival in America, this memoir shares the emotional details and the physical struggles of a ten-year flight to freedom.

A story of resilience, Long Journey Home A Young Girl's Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust provides a detailed, historical account of a little-known and rarely discussed group of Holocaust survivors.


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About the Author

Lucy Lipiner was born in Poland and fled with her family at the outbreak of World War II. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from City University of New York and a master’s degree from New York University. Lucy and Edward made their home in New York City.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1486 KB
  • Print Length: 213 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1936840707
  • Publisher: Usher Publishing (7 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H6QVRNU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening story, very moving. 22 Mar. 2014
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Very informative and educational insight into the difficulties, pain and suffering of individuals and families before and during World War Two and the Holocaust. To a lot of people Holocaust is just a term for something that happened 'a long time ago' and does not mean very much today. It is very important that we never forget what happened to the millions of human beings who were murdered, some butchered 'in the name of medicine', men, women, children and babies, some still in the mother's womb. This must never be allowed to happen again, and we need to learn a lesson from history. Books such as this should be included in the curriculum in all of our schools so that our children understand the horror and stupidity of war.
The author survived, many millions did not.
This has been an excellent read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a holocaust account 21 July 2014
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As a previous reviewer said, she did not survive the holocaust, she avoided it. She paints a fairly good picture of how personalities can change and societies break down under horrific physical and mental attack, the effects the holocaust had on surviving Jewish family members, and communist Russia. However, lose the holocaust, and the account could have been written by somebody made unintentionally homeless, as nothing really happens and only once were their lives seriously in danger. There is no real drama and you are not sucked into any horror to help you empathise with the family's situation. Happy ending, yes, but somewhat sudden and maybe selfish? It may have been better for her to have written about more far reaching effects World War II had on Jewish society and may have been more interesting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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The girl avoided the holocaust by exiling to Russia. She had no experience of the Holocaust and therefor did not survive it. The book was an easy read about her life, but lacked detail of the attrocities experienced by her family and other families in Poland and Russia. I would not recommend this book for avid readers of books about the plight of Jews in Europe during the 2nd World War.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK. 23 Aug. 2013
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This was a very interesting book, well written the author was very brave indeed,
ita a book that's difficult to put down, definitely a must read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 28 Jan. 2014
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This heart rending journey is a page turner. What an amazing father who stands fast in the shadow of adversity in his determination that he will lead his family to safety.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely spell bounding . 22 July 2014
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well written true narrative from a child's perspective of surviving the holocaust .Her deep awe of her father emanates throughout story.Were it not for his courage, stoicism and determination to escape Poland ;the entire family would have died in Hitlers extermination camps. They were imprisoned by 'Nature' as Red Guards tauntingly advised this family when exiled by force to Siberia. No guards were required -the vast forests and wildnerness of Siberia was their prison for a number of years.The story spans 10 years of exile in most dire conditions.
She was a sweet little girl but at times selfish as children are oft to be !!.
In particular I resented her greed on two occasions.She asked for more soup when it was obvious it was all finished,and her poor Mama cried in despair.
Mama gave Lusia her portion/ration of bread on another meal story and dearest Mama assuaged her youngest child's guilt by saying 'I m not hungry at all'!!!

The tales of this Cohen Family was strikingly poignant at so many levels ; yet delightful because of their survival against all odds.They reached their dream destination- America at end of the war.
A beautiful read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good read 14 Sept. 2014
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i agree that the title is ambiguous . the author avoided the holocaust by escape and so in this way survived it but the tigle sort of implies she witnessed the holocaust first hand. saying that i read the reviews and knew what it was about and found it very refreshing to see this side of the story of Polish Jews during the war and was moved by her tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 10 Feb. 2015
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Another story of the hardships endured during the second world war by so many displaced Jewish people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting read
Published 2 months ago by DUDLEY BILLINGTON
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not bad
Published 3 months ago by Ms Jane Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars A sad story with a great ending
It really brings home the desperate plight of Jewish people during the war. We must never forget that period in history and make sure this never happens again. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chrissy
4.0 out of 5 stars A survived'
The simplicity of the writing took you on the journey with the family and left me with questions I would love to have asked. Easy reading.
Published 4 months ago by maz
5.0 out of 5 stars Long journey home.
An true example of a Jewish family ,and what they endured during the last war there courage,and hope through adversity.
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A touching story of the inhumanity man can inflict on the weaker members of society. A must read for anyone who is looking for Nirvana it doesn't exist only in the minds of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by D Galley
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming read.
A very good read, emotional but heart warming. I would recommend this to my friends
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable.
Remarkable true account. Just shows how human beings can survive such awful experience and deprivation.
Published 7 months ago by Rosalind
5.0 out of 5 stars Long journey home
Fascinating book, I could not put book down, very well written, and interesting, world recommend this book to my friends thank you.
Published 7 months ago by Teresa Aris
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