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Malka by Mirjam Pressler
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Auf der Flucht vor den Nazis muss Hanna Mai ihre siebenjährige Tochter Malka allein zurücklassen.

1943: Die jüdische Ärztin Hanna Mai lebt mit ihren Töchtern Minna und Malka an der polnisch-ungarischen Grenze. Als die Deutschen auch hier mit den Deportationen beginnen, müssen die drei überstürzt fliehen. Sie wollen zu Fuß über die Karpaten, doch Malka wird krank und kann nicht mehr weiter. Schweren Herzens entschließt Hanna sich, das Kind bei Bauern zurückzulassen, die ihr versprechen, das Mädchen nachzubringen, sobald es sich erholt hat. Aber es kommt alles anders: Malka wird entdeckt und in ein Getto verfrachtet. Dort entwickelt die Kleine ungeahnte Kräfte, die sie Hunger, Kälte, Krankheit und Einsamkeit überstehen lassen - bis ihre Mutter schließlich unter großen Gefahren zurückkehrt, um sie zu retten.
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When the roundups start, Malka's mother knows she must get her daughters-seven-year-old Malka and sixteen-year-old Minna-across the Hungarian border to safety, a place where they hope Jews can live in peace. But escape proves harder than they could have imagined, with bleeding feet, bad weather, and homesickness, and little Malka falls ill. Left behind to be brought across when the threat has passed, Malka finds herself in a terrifying world full of strangers, starvation, and constant fear of Nazi roundups. As time passes, it becomes more and more apparent that the threat is far from over. Completely alone, Malka struggles to stay hidden, unaware that miles away, a brokenhearted mother is searching frantically for her lost little girl.

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In the winter of 1943, a Polish physician and her older daughter make a dangerous and arduous trek to Hungary while seven-year-old Malka, who they were forced to leave behind when she became ill, fends for herself in a ghetto.

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