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Alicia Appleman-Jurman was only 11 years old when the Nazis invaded & occupied her homeland of Poland.  Alicia survived World War II & the Jewish Holocaust.  Alicia: My Story is the inspiring account of her survival and recounts through the eyes of one the brutality perpetrated on millions.

Importantly, Alicia's story portrays those targeted by genocide not as victims, but as agents in their own survival.  Following her life between ages 9 and 18, the memoir empowers young persons, and young women in particular. In showing Alicia's resilience, courage, and humanity in the face of extraordinarily horrific events, this exhibit seeks to inspire the ideal of tikkun olam - making the world a better place.

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a proud sponsor of Alicia Appleman-Jurman: Her Story & Beyond - An Interactive, Student-Focused Website forHolocaust Education.