Thanks to My Mother

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Dial Books, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 246 pages
An unforgettable true story of surviving the Holocaust

Susie Weksler was only eight when Hitler's forces invaded her city of Vilnius, Lithuania. Soon her family would face the hunger and fear of the Vilnius ghetto, but worse was to come. When the ghetto was liquidated, some Jews were selected for forced labor camps; the rest were killed. Susie would live -- because of the ingenuity and courage of her mother. It was her mother who disguised Susie as an adult to fool the camp guards; who fed her body and soul through gruesome conditions in three concentration camps; who showed her the power of the human spirit to survive. This harrowing memoir portrays the best and worst of humanity in heartbreaking and compelling scenes that you will never forget.

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The author, whom at eight years old, illustrates her mother’s heroic love by drawing the reader into the dreadfulness of the Holocaust. Through words, you see the vivid transformation of the once ... Read full review

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Schoschana emigrated to Israel in 1950 and lives there and in Vienna with her family.

James Skofield has written several picture books as well as the I Can Read Books Detective Dinosaur and Detective Dinosaur Lost and Found. He lives in Walpole, NH.

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