Hana's Suitcase: A True Story
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jenn88 - LibraryThing
The book goes back and forth between two stories: one about Hana and her family before and during the Holocaust, and one about a Japanese woman who received a suitcase and searched for more ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pennsylady - LibraryThing
" A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her." Sad, yet remarkable and touching account Highly recommended Read full review