This is a beautiful book that tells the true story of two young Jewish boys on the run from the Gestapo in war-torn France. The author, Joseph Joffo is never nostalgic about the ordeal he and his brother went through in their bid to escape the Death Camps of Nazi Germany. He writes from the heart but he writes with purpose. His story is a warning to future generations never to take their lives for granted. A Bag of Marbles is a fantastic book that should be on the shelves of every school in the world, just to remind future generations that life is not always a bed of roses.
A superb memior by an exciting author. Joffo retells the story of his persecution for being Jewish in Russioan pogorms. Jo and his brother begin an exciting adventure that eventually leads them to freedom. In the meantime their lives are threatended, they are arrested, see horrors...heroes who find humor in their travials these boys succeed and you rout for them all the way.