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Hiding Edith (Holocaust Remembrance Series) (2006)

by Kathy Kacer

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This is the story of young Jewish girl Edith Schwalb who was born in 1932 in Vienna, Austria. When her family is forced to leave their home to escape the Nazis, Edith is both bewildered and frightened. They leave Vienna and furtively travel all the way to southern France. Edith's father is eventually caught and sent to a concentration camp. Hher mother deposits her and her younger brother in a children's home in the town of Moissac in France. The story of the town itself is inspiring; all the residents have come together to hide the Jew's in their midst, the home being is funded by the Jewish Scouts of France. During Nazi raids, the major forewarn's the home and the children are taken on camping trips in the surrounding hills until the coast is clear. At the end of the war, the heroic couple who ran the house, Shatta and Bouli Simon, had saved more than five hundred Jewish children. ( )
  DebbieMcCauley | Jan 29, 2013 |
Saving Edith is the true story of Edith Schwalb, a young Jewish girl who was saved from the Nazis by the courage of the entire French village of Moissac. It chronicles Edith’s struggles both internal and external of staying true to her Jewish heritage and her need to survive in a world consumed by exterminating Jews. Edith is torn by what she needs to do to survive –adopting her new name and persona and following her mother’s words “Remember who you are.” It is a very touching tale of friendships, triumphs and is a must read for readers ages Grade 6 and up.
2009 Yad Vashem Award for Children's Holocaust Literature
2008 HACKMATACK Children's Choice Award Winner
2007 SILVER BIRCH Award Winner
2006 NORMA FLECK Award Nominee ( )
1 vote RondaPopowich | Oct 16, 2011 |
Through the story of Edith Schwalb Gelbard, who survived the Holocaust by continually moving and hiding, the reader can relate to the situation in Europe before World War II, the plight of the Jews, the virtue of righteous Gentiles who helped them, and the courage and strength it took to survive. ( )
  STBA | Oct 10, 2007 |
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Hiding Edith tells the true story of Edith Schwalb, a young Jewish girl sent to live in a safe house after the Nazi invasion of France. Edith's story is remarkable not only for her own bravery, but for the bravery of those that helped her: An entire village, including its mayor and citizenry, heroically conspired to conceal the presence of hundreds of Jewish children who lived in the safe house. The children all went to the local school, roamed the streets and ate good food, all without having to worry about concealing their Jewish identity. During Nazi raids, the children camped out until the coast was clear. Intensively researched and sensitively written, this book, illustrated with photographs and maps, both comforts and challenges a young reader's spirit, skillfully addressing both the horrors and hope that children experienced during the Holocaust.… (more)

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