Thanks to My Mother by Schoschana Rabinovici

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Susie Weksler was only eight when Hitler's forces invaded her Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Over the next few years, she endured starvation, brutality, and forced labor in three concentration camps. With courage and ingenuity, Susie's mother helped her to survive--by disguising her as an adult to fool the camp guards, finding food to add to their scarce rations, and giving her the will to endure. This harrowing memoir portrays the best and worst of humanity in heartbreaking scenes you will never forget.

Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award
An ALA Notable Book
An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
 

About Schoschana Rabinovici

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Schoschana emigrated to Israel in 1950 and lives there and in Vienna with her family.
 
Published March 1, 2000 by Puffin. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Particularly grim, even for a Holocaust memoir, this work owes much of its force to the author's unusually detailed powers of memory. Only eight when Germany occupied her home city of Vilnius in Lithu

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The work owes much of its force to the author's unusually detailed powers of memory."" Ages 12-up.

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But readers--adults or youths--whose interest in Holocaust testimonies does not pivot on literary polish and who are mentally prepared for the harshness of Rabinovici's experiences will come away with renewed appreciation of the extraordinary fortitude and fortune required to survive in those dir...

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