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Pieces of the past : the Holocaust diary of Rose Rabinowitz

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Call NumberJ FIC MATp
Dates©2013
Statement of Responsibilityby Carol Matas.
Creators & ContributorsMatas, Carol (author)
SummaryA young Jewish girl recounts her experiences during a horrifying time in recent history. As Rose begins her diary, she is in her third home since coming to Winnipeg. Traumatized by her experiences in the Holocaust, she struggles to connect with others, and above all, to trust again. When her new guardian, Saul, tries to get Rose to deal with what happened to her during the war, she begins writing in her diary about how she survived the murder of the Jews in Poland by going into hiding. Memories of herself and her mother being taken in by those willing to risk sheltering Jews, moving from place to place, being constantly on the run to escape capture, begin to flood her diary pages. Recalling those harrowing days, including when they stumbled on a resistance cell deep in the forest and lived underground in filthy conditions, begins to take its toll on Rose. As she delves deeper into her past, she is haunted by the most terrifying memory of all. Will she find the courage to bear witness to her mother's ultimate sacrifice? Publisher
Physical Description 163 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : Scholastic Canada Ltd.
Notes
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948 Cover
  • Includes historical note
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 9–12
RecognitionGifted in 2013 by Scholastic Canada Ltd.