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Survivors by Allan Zullo
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Sep 10, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction

I continue to be drawn to Holocaust books and especially books that are about people who survive in large part because of their sheer determination not to give up despite the horrific things surrounding them. This juv. non-fiction book tells about 9 Jewish children (all under 18) who survive to tell their story in large part because someone was willing to help them. I have wondered so many times as I read about people who bring food to or shelter Jewish families if I would have been brave enough to do the same. I think the constant fear of being caught and killed would have been a hard thing to ignore and yet I read about families who helped shelter these kids and made a difference in the survival of one person and I hope I would have done the same. This would be a good book for teenagers to read - I think hearing stories of kids with the sheer will to survive will bring the horrors of the Holocaust down to a level that will be easy for them to identify with.

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