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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered
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'An extraordinary story of courage, forgiveness and reconciliation. Sabina Wolanski was just 12 years old when her home town in Poland was invaded by Nazis. In her diary, along with innocent adolescent longings, she recorded what happened next: the humiliations and terrors, the murder of her beloved family and the startling story of her own survival. Leaving Europe after the war, Sabina forged a new life in Australia, juggling a thriving design business, her family, and an unorthodox love life. But as time wore on, she began asking herself why had she survived when so many died? And what kind of justice fitted such crimes? In May 2005, when Germany opened its controversial Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in Berlin, Sabina was chosen to speak as the voice of the six million dead. In her speech she noted that although the Holocaust had taken everything she valued, it had also taught her that hatred and discrimination are doomed to fail. Her ability to survive, to love, and to live well, has been her greatest triumph. 'I couldn't put down this engaging, honest story of love, loss and survival.' (Harper Collins Australia)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2008 .
      Extent: 302pp.
      Note/s:
      • Bibliography: p. 297-298
      ISBN: 9780732285227 (pbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Harper Perennial , 2009 .
      Extent: 302pp.
      Description: illus., maps, ports
      ISBN: 9780732288334 (pbk)

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Jenny Zimmerman , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 36)

— Review of Nocturne : A Novel Diane Armstrong , 2008 single work novel ; Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
Wounded Souls Survive Again Maria Tumarkin , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , July vol. 3 no. 6 2008; (p. 20)

— Review of A Family History of Smoking A. P. Riemer , 2008 single work autobiography ; Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
An Honest Account of Atrocity Michelle Coleman , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 6 June vol. 73 no. 38 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
Pick of the Week Sacha Molitorisz , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 June 2008; (p. 39)

— Review of Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
Maternal Love Protection against Hatred Anne Susskind , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 May 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
Triumph Over the Past Yossi Klein , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 301 2008; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
Maternal Love Protection against Hatred Anne Susskind , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 May 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
Pick of the Week Sacha Molitorisz , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 June 2008; (p. 39)

— Review of Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
An Honest Account of Atrocity Michelle Coleman , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 6 June vol. 73 no. 38 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
Wounded Souls Survive Again Maria Tumarkin , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , July vol. 3 no. 6 2008; (p. 20)

— Review of A Family History of Smoking A. P. Riemer , 2008 single work autobiography ; Destined to Live : One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered Sabina Wolanski , Diana Bagnall , 2008 single work autobiography
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  • ca. 1939-2005
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