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Helen Reichmann West

Biography

Helen Reichmann West

Dr. Helen Reichmann West is a psychotherapist in private practice. Prior to collaborating on this biography of her mother, Helen has published academic articles, essays, book reviews and poems in professional and literary journals. She lives with her husband, Carl Frank, in Washington, DC, and Key West, Florida.

Helen Reichmann West

Books by Helen Reichmann West

by Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West - Biography, History, Holocaust, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+
Barbara's world is turned upside down when Nazis invade Poland and establish the first Jewish ghetto of World War II in her town of Piotrko´w Trybunalski. She knows her blond hair and fair skin give her an advantage, and eventually she faces a harrowing choice: risk either the uncertain horrors of deportation to a concentration camp, or certain death if she is caught resisting. She decides to hide her identity as a Jew and adopts the gentile name Danuta Barbara Tanska. Barbara, nicknamed Basia, leaves behind everything and everyone she has ever known in order to claim a new life for herself.