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Holocaust survivor in Denver preserves memories in book

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DENVER (AP) - As she approached her 80th year, Holocaust survivor Paula Burger became determined to ensure her generation's memories lived on.

Burger had told her story time and again over the years to audiences in Denver, her postwar hometown. Now, she has written "Paula's Window: Papa, the Bielski Partisans and a Life Unexpected." It is a story of survival, but also of faith in family, compassion and the possibility of beauty.

Some readers may know Hollywood's version of Burger's experiences. In the 2008 movie "Defiance," Daniel Craig stars as Tuvia Bielski, who led attacks on the Nazis from forests along the Polish-Belorusian border that also were hideouts for fighters and their families. Burger spent two years in the forests with her little brother and her father, who was one of Bielski's partisans.

More info about her book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Paulas-Window-Bielski-Partisans-Unexpected/dp/1938859472

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