Escape from Destiny, Barbara Barac

Escape From Destiny tells of the experiences of Barbara Barac, a Jew from Rovno, Poland, during World War II. It does not contain any information about life before the war, but rather commences on June 28, 1941, with the arrival of German troops into Rovno. Depicted with immediacy is the German invasion and the increasingly difficult conditions for Jews, ending with the liquidation of the Jews of the ghetto and its destruction in July 1942. From this point the book documents the author and her daughter Miri’s transient efforts in the Ukraine to stay alive.