Chapters 1 - 3: Before the War; Life Under the Russians; The German Occupation
• As a child, Alicia Jurman lived in Buczacz, Poland with her parents and four brothers.
• During her early years, Alicia did not experience Antisemitism. Her first experience was when her brother was beaten by several Polish boys.
• Alicia first heard of Germany and war in 1938, by overhearing conversation of some adults at a candy store
• The Russians create a treaty with Germany, that allows the Russian to occupy Poland.
• Things mostly stay the same except that pictures of Lenin and Stalin were now installed in all of the schools.
• Polish children had to learn Russian and Ukrainian.
• Suddenly, businesses were being taken over by Russians and people accused of small crimes constantly disappeared.
• The truce between Germany and Russia having disintegrated.
• Within a couple of days, 60 Jewish men were forced to go to the police station...
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