The Testimony


‘These short stories are autobiographical but I am not their main subject. Some pay homage to remarkable people I have known and loved. Some describe unusual places and events and are a kind of testimony.'But, contrary to what Halina says, none are ‘commonplace' - whether her stories tell of the gentile nanny who followed Halina's family into the ghetto; the Russian soldier who saved her at the end of the war and nursed her back to health; or the char ladies of Collins Street who first called the newimmigrant a ‘refo' before taking her into their hearts. Adopted mother Frieda keeps telling the young Halina that if they survive the camps they shall have to testify until they die, but The Testimony is also a read more

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ISBN:

9781742703572

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

208

Dimensions:

13cm x 21cm

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 March 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Halina Wagowska