Jacob's Rescue

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Random House Children's Books, Jul 1, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Once Jacob Gutgeld lived with his family in a beautiful house in Warsaw, Poland. He went to school and played hide-and-seek in the woods with his friends. But everything changed the day the Nazi soldiers invaded in 1939. Suddenly it wasn't safe to be Jewish anymore.

One afternoon, eight-year-old Jacob slipped through a hole in the ghetto wall to meet Alex Roslan, a kind Christian man who agreed to be his new "uncle." The Roslan family, at the risk of their own lives, kept Jacob's identity as a Jew hidden.

Every day of hiding meant a new danger and a threat of discovery. Jacob worried about his real family and longed to go to school and play outside like the Roslan children. The fear, the hunger, and the hardships brought Jacob closer to the Roslan family -- until at last they were able to begin a new chapter in their lives.

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Review: Jacob's Rescue: A Holocaust Story

User Review  - Krista Stevens - Goodreads

Jacob is a young Jew living in Poland when the Nazis invade and life changes drastically. His aunt slips him through the ghetto wall and he goes to live in hiding with a Christian family who put their ... Read full review

Review: Jacob's Rescue: A Holocaust Story

User Review  - Madalyn - Goodreads

I liked this book because it shows a great deal of emotion for a shorter novel. I only give it four out of five stars because I feel it ends to quickly. It doesn't really tell us everything that ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Malka Drucker is a rabbi and the author of many award-winning books for children and adults. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Elizabeth Rosen is an artist and illustrator who divides her time between Manhattan and Woodstock, New York.