Chapter Forty-Seven - Epilogue
...'All that was' is a testimony arching across the first twenty five years of my life. It begins in Lodz, when a little Jewish girl lived in the bosom of her doting parents, and ends with a stateless refugee landing in Australia. In a way it is a search for balance between a blithe childhood and the aftermath of the Holocaust. A daunting quest...
With this epilogue we come to the end of Lusia Przybyszewicz's profoundly moving story of courage and survival during the dark days of World War Two. Lusia escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto, then worked as a "slave'' in a hotel in Nazi Germany, daily fearful of being discovered to be Jewish. After the war she lived in near poverty in Paris and other parts of France. Eventually she emigrated to Australia, where she built a new life for herself.
All That Was is a splendid literary achievment. Copies of the book are available from Lusia at PO 404 Vaucluse, NSW 2030, Australia ($25 Australian plus postage).
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