Alicia Appleman-Jurman was only 11 years old when the Nazis invaded & occupied Poland. Alicia survived World War II & the Jewish Holocaust, the only member of her 7-person family (father, mother, 4 brothers) to do so. She swore on the grave of her oldest brother, Zachary, that, were she to survive the War, she would bear witness to others about the atrocities she witnessed & experienced.
Appleman-Jurman began her "career" of bearing witness by speaking in schools & synagogues and with youth groups. Eventually, the children who heard her story asked her to write it down so that their parents could also hear it. Alicia: My Story, which she wrote over a 3-year period starting in 1982, is her answer to those children's requests. The book is now a staple in Holocaust education around the country.
For more information about Alicia, please visit her website.