by Kathy Kacer
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From award-winning author Kathy Kacer - It's already a dangerous time for thirteen-year-old Clara and her family. They have just been imprisoned in Terezin (Terezinstadt), a ghetto in a medieval town near Prague -- which was built to show the world how "well" the Nazis were treating Jews during the Second World War. Here Clara encounters hunger, disease and the constant threat of being deported to concentration camps. But in the midst of the horror, she makes strong friendships and also participates in classes where education, music and poetry flourish. A children's opera written by an inmate, "Brundibar," also allows them moments of joy and laughter. With a real escape being planned by her friend Jacob, a family tragedy to confront and an inspection tour from the Red Cross at hand, Clara has some life-challenging decisions to make. Inspired by real events, this compelling work includes historical photographs of the ghetto and of the children on the opening night of the opera. Part of the award-winning Holocaust Remebrance Series for Young Readers.
- Second Story Press, January 2001
Second Story Press
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