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By Pure Luck Fela Igielnik

By Pure Luck

Fela Igielnik

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ISBN : 9781621370031
Paperback
290 pages
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By Pure Luck tells the remarkable story of how Fela Igielnik survived life in the Warsaw ghetto and the brutality of World War II. But more than that, it reveals the possibility of transforming even the darkest of experiences - starvation, forcedMoreBy Pure Luck tells the remarkable story of how Fela Igielnik survived life in the Warsaw ghetto and the brutality of World War II. But more than that, it reveals the possibility of transforming even the darkest of experiences - starvation, forced labor and marches, institutionalized hatred - into opportunities for furthering education and understanding. Alternating between harrowing narrative and essayistic interpretation- written in a style that is at once childlike in perspective and scathingly mature in its interrogation of the absurdities of war and the consequences of intolerance and bigotry, By Pure Luck represents the culminating story of a young woman who managed to survive, even at times flourish, under six years of Nazi brutality as well as many years of uncertainty and unanswered questions. Retaining her humanity, through her efforts at recording the events of the Holocaust and tackling subjects such as post-War politics and the role of education in preventing further genocides, Fela Igielnik has left behind a remarkable document that teaches us that to remember is to educate.