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Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen

by Luba Tryszynska-Frederick

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This is based on true events during WWII. What I enjoyed the most was seeing the pictures of the real Luba and her "children" at the end of the story. It's an inspiring one to say the least.
  Gabrielle_Stoller | Oct 14, 2016 |
I liked this book because it showed being a hero can be risky but, it pays off in the end.
  Elisabeth_Reil | Jun 2, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this story. It was amazing how much risks and sacrifices she took to keep all of those children alive. I kept expecting this story to take a tragic turn, but it actually had a great ending. ( )
  SamanthaMulkey | Apr 24, 2014 |
I absolutely loved this story. I have heard many stories of holocaust survivors, but never heard of Luba before reading this book. Her story is a great one. Luba and the other women in her bunk showed great bravery in taking care of 54 orphaned children that were supposed to be killed. Her story was beautifully told and was beautifully captured through soft oil and collage illustrations. A great book to share with young children. ( )
  AleciaDesselle | Jan 22, 2014 |
This book is wonderfully done, and I don't think it could be improved on much, but I find stories of the Holocaust to be very difficult to handle, even when they are handled with the upmost in care. The unbearable degree of inhumanity shown to people in the concentration camps churns my stomach. I'm left to wonder how people could treat other people in this way. How could anyone be so convinced of a complete stranger's supposed negative qualities that they feel justified in treating them with such barbaric cruelty? It's unsettling. There are so many great stories like Luba's of people who persevere over these incredible circumstances, but at the same time I can only think that these circumstances were unnecessary. These people didn't need to be gathered into these terrible conditions, shouldn't have had to demonstrate such heroism, should never have been interrupted from living their lives as they were meant to in the first place. The Holocaust is a tragic part of the history of humanity. It's incomprehensible and brutal and every bit as hard to take today as it ever would have been. This is an encouraging story set against that backdrop, and as I read it my only wish was that there had never been a need for it in the first place. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
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A biography of the Jewish heroine, Luba Tryszynska, who saved the lives of more than fifty Jewish children in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during the winter of 1944/45.

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