The Boy in the Suitcase

The Boy in the Suitcase

Holocaust Family Stories of Survival

eBook - 2012
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Each chapter within The Boy in the Suitcase tells a different story of families throughout the world who have been affected by the Holocaust. This book also covers the trauma of second generation children of Holocaust survivors. Intelligence, courage, and the will to survive permeate each remarkable chapter.
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Hamilton Books, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780761857075
0761857079
9780761857051
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 109 pages) : illustrations

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bookfanatic1979 Jul 19, 2013

For every person’s story, Cohn provides copious amounts of background information on the location, the history, and how Jews were treated in the region in the past few centuries. I realize this is done in order to place each story in the proper context, but I ended up skimming most of it. Even the stories themselves lost a lot of the immediacy for me because they are filtered through Cohn. There seemed to be very few direct quotes (that I could see at least). Add in the numerous grammatical errors and typos, and odd turns of phrase, and this was not as good a book as I was expecting it to be.

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