HIDING TO SURVIVE: Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust by Maxine B. Rosenberg
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HIDING TO SURVIVE: Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust

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An excellent complement to Greenfield's Hidden Children (1993), with a brief summary of Hitler's rise and anti-Semitic policies followed by 14 first-person narratives based on interviews. Belgium is the most frequent setting; Poland, Hungary, Holland, France, and Greece are also represented. Rosenberg (Being Adopted [1984] among other ""photographic essays about children"") leaves readers to make their own comparisons among these diverse ordeals; although their details differ dramatically, common themes include the unremitting ingenuity needed to survive and the close bonds that grew between these children and their temporary parents. Gratifyingly, the author includes photos of the children and their hosts plus recent portrait photos and ""postscripts"" on their subsequent lives. Invaluable. Glossary; further reading.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1994
Page count: 166pp
Publisher: Clarion