Struggling against cold and hunger, the hidden family lives under the constant When her mother is killed by the Gestapo, a Jewish girl named Lola is sent into hiding. A few months later, Lola's grandmother makes the decision to send Lola into hiding. You want it to end well. In April 1942, Lola and her family are moved to a ghetto. Overall I really did enjoy this book, I have always enjoyed reading and learning about the Holocaust, because it is unbelievable. This small 9-year-old girl bid farewell to her grandmother, the only relative she had left in the world, and was welcomed into the home of Tekla, a Ukrainian woman who hid Lola in her house until her son threatened to send Lola to the Gestapo. She simply states ' They shot my mother ' and that was that.
She is free but yet majority of her family have been killed in the war. It is also very dead panned and unemotional. All she has left is one article of clothing, a dress lovingly embroidered by her mother. The dress is now on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. As with many books of this genre. At first, Lola secretly lives in the home of a Ukrainian woman.
Fanya and her family must immediately seek out hiding. It is beautifully crafted, however, I feel if Fanya remembered more, the book should have been longer. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. All she has left is one article of clothing, a dress lovingly embroidered by her mother. That and hope are all she has to hold onto.
In my opinion this was a good book. In my opinion this was a good book. I don't remember much about this book for obvious reasons, but it was my first introduction to the horrors of the holocaust, which is very important to me now, in hindsight, as a descendant of a survivor. I found it charming and horrific at the same time. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center. She returns to her home town and finds that her grandmother has been murdered. The sentences are not difficult to understand, and the events are told in a straightforward way, without a lo Students in my class will be reading this book during our independent reading time this grading period, so I thought I could blow through it quickly.
My favorite character is jan because he adds a lot of depth to the story. This is the true story of Lola, a child of Jewish heritage, who is kept hidden and sent several places to live to avoid persecution. Lola has lost everything - her home and her family. She simply states ' They shot my mother ' and that was that. Lola has lost everything — her home and her family.
Lola is a cultural insider who experienced everything she wrote about, and chose to write the book after she was asked to speak by the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D. It tells about the places that she used to hide from the Nazi soldiers. Struggling against cold and hunger, the hidden family lives under the constant threat of discovery. But when someone threatens to expose her to the Nazis, Lola must flee again, this time hiding with another family in a dirt hole beneath a barn. Kaufman notes that an estimated 1% of the non-Jewish population in Europe helped Jews. Fanya and her family wouldn't have stood a chance if it wasn't for Jan and Sidor. They stayed under that barn for two and half years with no water or light, to add on air was extremely scarce.
People she had known dies in the book, and while it is unbearable to read and hits us hard, I feel with an expansion on who they were might have conveyed some people a bit more. It also talks about the people that had helped her. I do remember, however, that it was perfect for a child who is ready to graduate to a bit of a higher reading level; I was in fourth or fifth grade when I read it. This book has such great detail on what her and her family went through, and I'm sure what other survivors went through as well. This was a great book and I think anyone who loves history would not want to put it down like me! Young readers will learn a great deal about how children their age had to survive in the constant face of danger and hunger during the dark years of the Holocaust. Despite her survival, the memories continue to haunt her today.
This book is about 5-year-old Lola Rein Kaufman and how she survived the Holocaust by hiding continuously in different houses and other cramped spaces for many, many years. This book is mainly about this girl named Lola. The scene of everyone dying in the forest hit me hard because because there is a lot of death. I wish the author had written more of her feelings and more description, but it is a book worth reading nonetheless. It's hard to imagine what it would be like for a child to have that much resilience to fight to stay alive, especially during the Holocaust. They had to live in very dirty conditions in order to survive. Lola is 7 years old when the war starts.
At first, Lola secretly lives in the home of a Ukrainian woman. I suppose the author did not wish to write a full length book complete with details for an adult audience. But when someone threatens to expose her to the Nazis, Lola must flee again, this time hiding with another family in a dirt hole beneath a barn. I teared up when she described how art healed her when therapists couldn't. Will Lola ever find safety--or freedom? They don't tell their children.