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Torn Thread (2000)

by Anne Isaacs

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Twelve-year-old Eva and her sister have been forced to leave their home in Poland and are imprisoned in a Nazi labor camp in Czechoslovakia. There they must spin thread on treacherous machinery to make clothing and blankets for the German army. As Eva struggles amid ever worsening dangers to save her life and that of her sick sister, readers witness how two teenagers strive to create home and family amidst inhumanity and chaos. ( )
  MissBoyer3 | Sep 4, 2011 |
Based on the experiences of a Holocaust survivor, this is the story of two teenaged sisters who survive a Nazi slave labor camp where they were imprisoned for several years. Through a large cast of characters, the author touches on some central Holocaust issues. ( )
  STBA | Dec 9, 2009 |
What would it be like to be Jewish during World War I I? Would your family and friends be separated from you? Who would survive? During World War II, many Jews were separated form their families, and a lot of them were killed. They worked long hours, were not fed very well, and often got very sick from the many diseases that were spread in factories. Torn Thread is a true story about a Jewish girl trying to keep her sister and herself alive for as long as possible.
Torn Thread is a book about two Jewish sisters, Eva and Rachel, living in a ghetto in Bedzin, Poland. When Rachel is taken away to a concentration camp, her father finds out where she is and he decides to send Eva there, too. Eva has to get on a train and ride all the way to Parschnitz, Czechoslovakia. When she arrives there, it is not exactly what she’s expecting.
At the work camp, Eva finds Rachel and meets some other friends. She soon realizes that her life will not be easy. Every day she has to work at a factory that is five kilometers away. Their train only takes them half way and they have to walk the rest of the way. The days drag on and on for her, working steadily the whole time. She spends all of her time trying to stay alive for as long as she can. At times it seems like she cannot live much longer, but she finds a way to keep going.
This book really held my attention and it did a very good job of explaining some of the horrible things that happened during the holocaust. I never knew what was going to happen next. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes history or just needs a good book to read. Anyone who reads Torn Thread will definitely enjoy it.

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To the members of the Buchbinder and Koplowicz families of Bedzin, Poland, who died in the Holocaust between 1943 and 1945, and to Eva Buchbinder Koplowicz and Morris Koplowicz, who alone survive, this book is lovingly dedicated.
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A searing Holocaust novel based on a true story.

Twelve-year-old Eva and her sister have been forced to leave their home in Poland and are imprisoned in a Nazi labor camp. There they must spin thread on treacherous machinery to make clothing and blankets for the German Army. As Eva struggles amid ever worsening dangers to save her life and that of her sick sister, readers witness how two teenagers strive to create home and family amidst inhumanity and chaos. Written in exquisite prose, this story of heartbreak and hope that is rich in detail and symbolism will deeply move readers of all ages.

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In an attempt to save his daughter's life, Eva's father sends her from Poland to a labor camp in Czechoslovakia where she and her sister survive the war.

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