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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Historical fiction (holocaust) YA - follows several orphaned children who move to North America (maybe Canada) after WW2

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Rachel (rachellomandello) | 5 comments This book follows the lives of several orphaned Jewish children/ teens who survive the holocaust and leave Europe for North America (possibly Canada under the War Orphans Project, might be making that up though).

Some get fostered by loving families, some by families who take in children to act as indentured servants.

I remember one of the main characters is a boy who is several years older than he told officials, and lied so he would qualify for education and aid -- he has to shave often to keep up the facade. I believe I remember one scene about a different main character - a young girl - who is given a belt to wear around her waist and is praised for how beautiful and thin she is; she's uncomfortable with the comments as she spent years starving during the war.

Read this book ~2005-2011. Any help would be much appreciated! :)

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Rainbowheart | 16939 comments Still out there, Rachel?

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