"Despite a tense climax, this reads most clearly on its symbolic level; thus, readers may find Zuccotti's Italians and the Holocaust (1987), a history Carter recommends, a more absorbing account of this little-known episode. (Fiction. YA)"
When Italy surrendered to the Allies in 1943, Italian troops in France retreated with a number of Jewish refugees—an act that Carter (Borderlands, 1990) commemorates with this heroic but loosely knit story.
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