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My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List

ISBN: 9781338656220

Author: Joshua M. Greene, Rena Finder

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Grades

4-8

Ages

9-13

Language

English

Book Type

Novel

Format

Paperback

Pages

144

Dimensions

5.75x8.5

Description

The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame.

Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family — along with all the other Jewish families — into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave labourer, with scarcely any food, and watched as friends and family were sent away. 

Then Rena and her mother ended up working for Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who employed Jewish prisoners in his factory and kept them fed and healthy. But Rena's nightmares were not over. She and her mother were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. With great cunning, it was Schindler who set out to help them escape.

Here in her own words is Rena's gripping story of survival, perseverance, tragedy, and hope. Including pictures from Rena's personal collection and from the time period, this unforgettable memoir introduces young readers to an astounding and necessary piece of history.

Themes

Building Character, Character Education/Character Traits, Cleverness & Resourcefulness, Death & Grief, Determination & Perseverance, Culture & Diversity, Exclusive Editions, Family, Heroism & Bravery, History, Tough Stuff/Issues, Jewish Experiences, Multicultural, Overcoming Obstacles, Parents, Prejudice & Racism, Disasters & Stories of Survival, Wars & Conflicts, World War II & the Holocaust

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