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As a Personal Historian, Joanne helps clients preserve their family histories as polished literary legacies.
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of Heroism, Resilience, and Victory
Joanne D. Gilbert
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WOMEN OF VALOR
Polish Jewish Resisters to the Third Reich
Well-researched and Powerful . . .
“Gilbert immerses readers in the lives of her interviewees; photographs and helpful notes that provide historical background are interspersed throughout . . . Taken together, these recollections are intensely personal and thoughtfully compiled—richly descriptive of the women’s day-to-day experiences during the war while also providing historical context . . . Well-researched and powerful; challenges readers to consider the heroism and struggles of women’s resistance.” —Kirkus Reviews
The journey that you will share in this book is well worth the efforts of the writer, the Survivor, and exceedingly valuable for you, their cherished readers . . .
“That these women defied the odds and survived is a tribute to their ability to maintain their humanity despite the overpowering forces that were determined to destroy them. They refused to be passive.” — Rabbi Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D, Professor, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, California
A book that had to be written . . .
“That Gilbert has so sensitively and effectively captured the voice and spirit of each these extraordinary women, is an achievement worthy of praise.” —Charles Silow, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Director: Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit’s Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families
A story that is little known and incredibly inspiring . . .
“They stood up to the greatest evil of the 20th century . . . Joanne Gilbert has told us their stories with love, verve, insight, and thorough research.”—Michael Green, Ph.D, Author, Professor, University Nevada/Las Vegas
Cinematically written, a page-turner, humbling . . .
“Utterly engaging and spellbinding mini-biographies of four indelible women, each of whom experienced a lifetime of tragedy and triumph . . . ‘You Are There’ is a boast few writers could live up to; Ms. Gilbert lives up to it, in spades.” —Jeff Lipsky, Filmmaker
A VICTORY FOR MIRIAM!
The Little Jewish Girl Who Defied The Nazis!
An absolutely wonderful book!
“As a teacher, a mother, and a student of Holocaust History, I love the readability and honesty of this book. I highly recommend it for teachers, parents and grandparents, and students, from 6th to 12th grade—and beyond.”— Sara Melvin, Certified Holocaust Educator, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada
A vivid and compelling account!
“Engages readers of all ages as it reveals the true story of the underground resistance and how it included Jews of all ages . . . meticulously researched . . . immerses the reader in MIriam’s life of constant turmoil, defiance, adaptation, and survival . . .” — Laura Engel Sahr, MA Retired, New York State Education Department O ce of Elementary and Secondary Education
A Victory for Miriam! resonates with a rare and honest view of Jews who fought the Nazis—and survived!
“Shows how children were as deeply affected by the war as were adults. Miriam’s sharing of her story is a gift to all of us.” — Berna Heyman, MLS, Author, Associate Dean of University Libraries College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Miriam’s Holocaust “victory,” and her many subsequent victories, sweep the reader into a lifelong journey that truly inspires.
A Victory for Miriam! engages the reader by effectively conveying vivid memories of war from the clear-eyed perspective of a child . . . It provides a model for overcoming tragedy. . .”— Regina Lederman, Ph.D Professor Emeritus, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX