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I Promised I Would Tell
I Promised I Would Tell

I Promised I Would Tell


116 Pages

EPUB, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $13.99)

Publication Date: June 2012

ISBN 9780983787051

Rights: WOR

Facing History and Ourselves (Jun 2012)

Not yet published. Ships 6/30/2012.


Holocaust educator and survivor Sonia Weitz has often been called a survivor with a poet's eye. Born in Krakow, Poland, she was 11 years old when her family and other Polish Jews were herded into ghettos. Of the 84 members of her family, she and her sister Blanca were the sole survivors of years in ghettos and concentration camps. At an early age she turned to poetry to cope with her emotions. Her memoir, I Promised I Would Tell, includes her story of survival and more than two dozen poems through which she bears witness to the unspeakable.

Author Biography

Sonia Schreiber Weitz was born in 1928 in Krakow, Poland. She was only 11 when the Germans invaded Poland. Sonia and her sister Blanca are the only two surviving members of their family. For three years Sonia lived in displaced persons camps across Austria. It is during this period that Sonia wrote many of the poems found in I Promised I Would Tell, her poetic memoir of her experiences in the Holocaust.