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Lonek's Journey: The True Story of a Boy's Escape to Freedom

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Lonek's Journey tells the true story of an 11-year-old Jewish boy's escape from Nazi-occupied Poland and his subsequent deportation to a Siberian gulag. When he is freed from the Russian slave labor camp, he begins a two-year journey over thousands of miles of sea and land, to find freedom in what was then Palestine. This little-known story of the rescue of almost 1000 Jew ...more
Hardcover, 141 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by Star Bright Books
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Tim Fuhrman
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The true story of a young Jewish boy's journey from Nazi occupied Poland, to a Siberian gulag, Teheran (of all places), and ultimately Palestine/Israel. Stories like this tear at my heart. The evil that man can perpetrate on his fellow man is terrifying, but they also show the amazing ability of the human spirit to preserver and overcome. What really worries me is that this generation is passing away. I fear that those who follow will forget the lessons their grandparents and great grandparents ...more
L Frost
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Another amazing story from WWII. This is the children's version. The author also wrote an adult version. The children's version would be appropriate for 5th grade and up. There are no language or sexual references. It focuses on a Jewish boy in Poland. This is a different aspect of the war including the dividing of Poland between Germany and the Soviets, Stalin's treatment of Poles and Jews (which didn't differ much from the Nazis' treatment of various groups), danger posed by the Russians, and ...more
Marianne Delwood
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This true story of a Polish Jewish boy during World War II is an amazing personalized account of his hardships and eventual triumphal arrival in reaching Palestine. Along the way, he endured living in a gulag with his family--probably the bleakest experience of his young life.

I enjoyed reading this along with my son--attached is part of his book review:When Lonek was 9 years old, he lived with his mom, dad, 3-year-old Heimek, and their live-in babysitter, Lola in Jaroslaw in Poland. They often v
Jan 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a very nice memoir of a young jewish boy who is forced into a Russian gulag with the rest of his family during World War 2. After being seperated from his family, Lonek finds himself traveling thousands of miles without the rest of his family. This book is a junior novel based on a adult version of the same memoirs. It's nice how they answer various questions that the reader might have encountered during the reading in the back of the book. A nice read about a very important time in our ...more
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a really interesting book set in WWII. It is a book about a young boy name Lonek, who escapes from the Nazis in order to survive. If you want to know more, read "Lonek's Journey: The True Story of a Boy's Escape to Freedom."
May 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was very interesting and had very good word choice. I feel like I was able to get into the boy's head and actually feel what he was feeling. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to read more about WWII
Jan 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
An inspiring story that deals in part with how the Jewish children evacuated to Palestine where helped by their camp counselors to work through their PTSD and learn to trust again.
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Good book for a young teen. Appreciation for small everyday things.
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