Hide: A Child's View of the Holocaust

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U of Nebraska Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 194 pages
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In 1942 German Nazis and Polish collaborators drove nine-year-old Naomi Rosenberg and her family from the town of Goray, Poland, and into hiding. For nearly two years they were forced to take refuge in a crawl space beneath a barn. In this tense and moving memoir, the author tells of her terror and confusion as a child literally buried alive. Her family owed their survival to the reluctant and constantly wavering support of the barn owners, gentiles torn between compassion for Naomi?s family and fear of a Nazi death sentence if the family was discovered.

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I just finished reading Naomi Samson's book. It is terrifying, endearing, and full of the horrors of the holocaust told from a child's point of view. I cried at the end. She fully capture's the fear her and her family went through during their time of hiding from the Germans. I fully recommend this book as it is told by her from a frightened child's perspective. What she went through during and after the war is beyond belief.  

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Naomi Samson lives in Baltimore. Kenneth Jacobson is the assistant director of the Anti-Defamation League. Joseph Samson, a practicing attorney, is Naomi Samson?s son.

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