Lonek's Journey: The True Story of a Boy's Escape to Freedom

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Star Bright Books, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 141 pages
Lonek's Journey tells the true story of an 11-year-old Jewish boy's escape from Nazi-occupied Poland and his subsequent deportation to a Siberian gulag. When he is freed from the Russian slave labor camp, he begins a two-year journey over thousands of miles of sea and land, to find freedom in what was then Palestine. This little-known story of the rescue of almost 1000 Jewish children is a story that every one should know. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs throughout.

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Eleven-year-old Lonek's experiences as a Jewish child in the early years of WWII are almost unbelievably horrible: Forced to flee Poland in 1939 after the German invasion, he and his family are ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Dorit Bader Whiteman escaped from Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1939. Afetr earning her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University, she helped found and became the director of the Department of Psychology at the Flushing Hospital Mental Health Clinic. She is the author of The Uprooted: A Hitler Legacy and Escape Via Siberia, the adult edition of Lonek's story.

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