HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Janina David

Author of Square of Sky

Includes the names: Janina David

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
125199,528 (4)00

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Janina David was born Janina Dawidowicz, the only child of a Polish Jewish family. When she was nine years old, at the outbreak of World War II, they moved from her small town of Kalisza near the German border to Warsaw, which was thought to be safer for Jews. They ended up trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto. In 1943, her parents managed to smuggle her out of the Ghetto. She took refuge with a German-Polish family and then in a Roman Catholic convent. She survived the war and learned that her parents had been killed. She left Poland in 1946 and moved to Paris with an uncle. She then emigrated to Australia, where she completed high school and earned a B.A. at the University of Melbourne. In 1958, she moved to London, where she employed as a hospital-based social worker. In 1959, she began to write her three-volume autobiography, A Square of Sky (adapted into a successful German film), A Touch of Earth, and Light over the Water. Since 1978, she has worked as an full-time writer and translator of books for children and young adults, and radio plays for the BBC and others.
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Links

Member ratings

Average: (4)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2
2.5
3 2
3.5
4 5
4.5
5 5

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Janina David is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Janina David is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 118,507,285 books! | Top bar: Always visible