Hana's Suitcase: A True Story

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Evans, 2003 - Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - 112 pages
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In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education centre in Tokyo, Japan. Painted on the outside in white, were the words 'Hana Brady, May 16, 1931' and 'Waisenkind' - the German word for orphan. Everyone was desperate to discover the story of Hana - Who was she? What had happened to her? Keen to find out for herself, Fumiko Ishioka, the museum's curator, set off on a journey of discovery through three continents, and back to the darkest times of war torn Europe. This is the true story she gradually uncovered of Hana and her family, whose happy life in a small Czech town was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis.

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Fumiko Ishioka run a Holocaust education center for children in Tokyo, Japan. She wanted to teach Japanese children the history of the Holocaust. She knew that in order for the children to really ... Read full review

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When a suitcase turns up in Tokyo, Japan, everyone has questions about where it came from. Fukimo searches for answers revealing a heartbreaking tale of a young girl and her family during the ... Read full review

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Karen Levine and Alan Gelb are a husband/wife team who write many professional and consumer works. They work in conjunction with an industry professional. Their Survival Guides have been highly successful.

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