Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Heda Margolius Kovaly
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• Kovály lives in Nazi-occupied Prague in 1941.

• In October 1941 Jews and Roma people are removed from Prague and placed in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland.

• While in the ghetto Kovály accompanies a Jewish doctor on his rounds.

• Kovály recalls scenes of violence and starvation in the ghetto.

• Kovály rescues her cousin from a fire but he dies days later.

• The Lotz ghetto is liquidated and the residents are sent to concentration camps.

• Kovály and her family are sent to Auschwitz.

• Kovály becomes a slave laborer, working long hours in factories.

• Food and clothing are scare at Auschwitz.

• Kovály recalls feeling hoplessness and crushing despair at Auschwitz.

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• The Russian army, advancing westward, forces the Nazi's to evacuate the camp, and the inmates are marched westward.

• In the middle of the march Kovály and a few other women escape.

• The four...

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