The Man from the Other Side

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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A teenager's experiences in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. "This is a story of individual bravery and national shame that highlights just how hopeless was the fate of the Warsaw Jews." -- School Library Journal, starred review
 

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User Review  - JanaRose1 - LibraryThing

This fictionalized memoir follows 14-year old Marek in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Marek's step-father profits by smuggling items in and out of the Jewish ghetto through the labyrinth of sewer tunnels ... Read full review

THE MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When Israeli author Orlev, who drew on his own ghetto experiences in The Island on Bird Street (1984; Batchelder Award), met a certain Polish journalist, they found that both had been boys in Warsaw ... Read full review

Contents

A Word About My Friend Marek
1
Down in the Sewers
4
The Money and the Secret
22
My Father
36
Antony
44
Pan Jozek
56
Marek Wins Over Pan Jozek
72
Grandfathers Teeth and Pan Korek
87
Moving Pan Jozek
96
The Quarrel
113
The Uprising
120
Stranded
134
In the Ghetto
145
The Jews Finest Hour
159
Back Home
176
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About the author (1991)

Uri Orlev was born in Warsaw in 1931. He spent the years 1939–41 in hiding in the Warsaw ghetto with his mother and younger brother. When his mother was killed by the Nazis, he and his brother were sent to Bergen-Belsen. After the war, Orlev went to Israel. He now lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their three children.
In 1996, Uri Orlev received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition given to an author of children’s books, for his lasting contribution to children’s literature.

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