• Author: Lucy Paz
  • Language: English
  • Category: ביוגרפיה, יהדות, שואה

In First Person

Alice is thrilled with her new baby, but then war looms on the horizon

Since her baby was born, Alice was in a permanent state of euphoria. She could spend hours cuddling her, feeding her, touching her. But then black clouds gathered on the horizon as war loomed ahead. People began to hoard food, military-aged men disappeared from the streets, and long lines formed at stores. It was Alice’s first war in Israel, and the situation was grave.

The personal horror story of Alice’s first war comes back to haunt her

Alice was beside herself; the ground felt unsteady under her feet. Was it possible that what had happened then, is going to happen again?

Alice was born when World War II was raging. Her father joined the army and never returned. When the Nazis started transporting Jews to ghettos and death camps, her mother wanted to save her and gave her away.

Will Alice be mercilessly thrown back into the appalling experiences of her past?

Alice never knew her parents. They are faceless to her; she can’t see or imagine them. Was this war now happening so that Alice would finally be able to feel like her mother did when she gave her child away?