Winter in the Morning by Janina Bauman

Winter in the Morning

Janina Bauman was thirteen-years-old when Hitler's decree forced her family into the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw. The young, bright, lively girl suddenly found herself in a cramped flat hiding with other Jewish families. Then came the raids. To avoid being one of the thousands who were rounded up every day and deported to the camps, Janina was forced to keep on the move. Her escape to the 'Aryan' side was followed by years spent behind hidden doors, ...

Details Winter in the Morning

TitleWinter in the Morning
Release DateJan 1st, 1986
PublisherFree Press
GenreWorld War II, Holocaust, History, War, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography Memoir, Adventure, Survival

Reviews Winter in the Morning

  • Tim
    Janina Bauman was thirteen when she, her mother and sister were interned in the Warsaw Ghetto and she gives us a deeply moving insight into daily life behind the walls. It's always the detail which creates an intimacy between the reader and the subject, that helps us understand the nature of the world evoked, and Janina has a fabulous eye in this regard. She also writes tremendously well. The most depressing aspect of this memoir for me was the b...
  • Paul
    This is an autobiographical account from a teenage girl of life in Warsaw from just before the war until its end. It covers the period of the Warsaw ghetto, which, as Jews Bauman and her family were confined to. We follow Bauman and her extended family through ups and downs via memory and some diary excerpts. Initially the family are quite well off, but once the Nazis invade Poland all that changes and Bauman, her mother and sister spend much of ...
  • Leticia
    true account of one of the luckiest survivors of the Holocaust - it sounds horribly shallow, but she managed to escape alive dozens of times with some of her family members and not having been sent to war camps. Still, so sad to read about Bella, and All the terrible ordeals. wasn't crazy about the ending, which left me with quuestions - I'd love to have known about. her life afterwards, why Leeds, why leaving Poland, what happened to Sophie...
  • Abby
    In all the Holocaust/WWII autobiographies I have read, this was the first account of someone surviving the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto AND hiding on the 'Aryan' side. Reading this feels as if you are sitting with Janina in her living room listening to her story. Honest, brave and immediately absorbing this is a rare find and a must-read.
  • Magdalena Wajda
    A first-hand account of the life of a Jewish girl in the Warsaw ghetto during WW2, of escaping and living in hiding.
  • Carrie
    It took Janina Bauma 40 yrs to write this book. I can see why, such heartache and painful memories. This book starts when she is 13 yrs. and are based off her diaries that she was later able to recover from their hiding places. She was the eldest daughter of a prosperous Jewish doctor. She is close to her grandparents and aunts and uncles, they too are invovled in her story. She was hidden in many places after surving the Polish Ghetto of Warsaw....
  • Covey Mcallister
    Very educational and a crystal clear insight into Poland-specific Jewish experiences during wwII.
  • Alwyn
    Good and honestly written. And I might add... she was a beauty when she was young.Not as compelling as A LUCKY CHILD or A DAUGHTER'S LOVE. Her experiences of the war are tame compared to the authors of those two books. Perhaps because she was never in the death camps or captured by the Nazis as a Jew. In the Warsaw Ghetto, she is among the sligthly more privileged as her family has wealth.Nevertheless, this is an important piece of work and I'm g...
  • Christina
    Hard going, but interesting.
  • Indi
    Beyond These Walls is an amazing book! I loved every bit of it, although some parts were confronting and extremely sad. I would recommend it to everyone, particularly people who liked books such as Anne Frank and other Holocaust memoirs.