Hiding Edith by Kathy Kacer
(Holocaust Remembrance Series)

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Hiding Edith tells the true story of Edith Schwalb, a young Jewish Girl sent to live in a safe house after the Nazi invasion of France. Edith's story is remarkable not only for her own bravery, but for the bravery of those that helped her: an entire village, including its mayor and citizenry, heroically conspired to conceal the presence of hundreds of Jewish children who lived in the safe house. The children went to the local school, roamed the streets and ate good food, all withot having to worry about concealing their Jewish identity. And during Nazi raids, the children camped out until the coast was clear.

Intensively researched and sensitively written, this book, illustrated with photographs and maps, both comforts and challenges a young reader's spirit, skillfully addressing both the horrors and hope that children experienced during the Holocaust.

 

About Kathy Kacer

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Kathy Kacer has won many awards for her writing, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack and the American Jewish Library Association Award. In 1999, she wrote the first book in Second Story Press' Holocaust Remembrance Series, The Secret of Gabi's Dresser. Since then, she's penned four other books for the series. A former psychologist who worked with troubled teens, Kacer now writes about the Holocaust for young readers and travels the country speaking about it. Kacer lives in Toronto with her family.
 
Published September 1, 2006 by Second Story Press. 120 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books.

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When her father is finally arrested in Paris, her mother makes the difficult decision to send Edith and her younger brother away to a safety home for Jewish children in the southern countryside.

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