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Award: Montaigne Award Finalist 2015. A memoir by a child survivor of BRNO, Czechoslovakia during 1938-1945. Stahl intends to bring the voice of young Anita to readers. One will hear an intimate portrait of events through the eyes of a young child exposed to war.

Book Reviews:

Historical Reality for ALL Ages-Well-Written, Moving, Powerful. “As an educational tool, no student should miss Anita’s story.” Dii

A Good Book for Everyone To Read. Kirsten OConnor

Powerful story “The core spirit of this book is profoundly moving.” Grady Harp, Art Historian

History at its finest  “This book is history at its finest as you will gain the inside picture into both event and emotions. Sometimes in life losses can ultimately be gains in other avenues. I recommend this book with a 5-star rating as the contents will captivate you page after page.” Valerie Caraotta

Page turning “The historical aspects were engrossing and her storyteller style made the combination of history and Anita’s story, seamless. Leslie Obrien

A Poignant, Intimate Portrait through the Lens of Family, Paige Duke, Reuters

You won’t forget this story in a hurry. “Anita’s undaunting courage and determination has won her recognition and many awards, including Movers and Shakers, Exceptional Leader Award(tm) by Senator Richard Blumenthal, the Distinguished Community Leadership Award by Governor Nancy Wyman, and the State of Connecticut General Assembly Official Citation.” The Great Reads “We feel compelled to stand up and do something,” Erica Lane, Stamford Advocate.

“Her narrative reflects a positive attitude and touch hearts of all.” Echos and Reflexion at Quinnipiac University of Education.

Excellent “Not only does this book cover atrocities and “events” on a grand scale, it also covers repugnant atrocities of a family. EVERYONE should read this well-done history.” Steven Bouchard

Now 84, Anita Ron Schorr is a grandmother of nine, a resident of Westport, and a devoted advocate for the weakest members of our society. She received an Anti-Defamation League Award for Community Leadership and is widely sought by schools and other organizations as a guest speaker. Anita has also been nominated for the 2012 Movers and Shakers, Year in Review, by the Jewish Ledger.

“If someone is bullied or marginalized, she said: “Step in. Be a Hero. Don’t stay silent. Speak out.” This takes guts, but it is what we must do as people.” University of New Haven

“She is driven by a relentless need to survive so that she could share her story and ensure that the nightmare of prejudice and violence would never happen again.” Josh Sayles, The Weston Forum Additional: Czechoslovakia history, BRNO history, architecture, Vila Tugendhat, Ludwig Mies, Tugendhats, Glass Room, Simon Mawer, Prague, Terezin, Auchwitz, war work camp.