"In 1945 the war ended. The Germans surrendered, and the ghetto was liberated. Out of over a quarter of a million people, about 800 walked out of the ghetto. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. I was one of the twelve." For more than fifty years after the war, Syvia, like many Holocaust survivors, did not talk about her experiences in the Lodz ghetto in Poland. She buried her past in order to move forward. But finally she decided it was time to share her story.
This is the true story of Syvia Perlmutter, told to her niece Jennifer Roy and retold in stunning free verse. It is a story of courage, heartbreak, and finally survival despite the terrible circumstances in which she grew up. With five episodes detailing Syvia's life, plus historical notes about the period, this is a harrowing account of what it was like to grow up during the Holocaust.
"At last they learn of the enormity of the tragedy: neighbors, friends, and cousins — all dead. There's much to think and talk about as the words bring the history right into the present." — Booklist
|Recommended Age||10 and up|
|Special Features||Mighty Girl Top Picks|
|Publication Date||Apr 15, 2006|
|Publisher||Marshall Cavendish Childrens Books|