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The Cage
The Cage
Author: Ruth Minsky Sender
ISBN-13: 9780553270037
ISBN-10: 0553270036
Publication Date: 4/1/1988
Pages: 256
Edition: Reissue
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Starfire
Book Type: Paperback
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Publisher's Note
From the German invasion of Poland in 1939 to the liberation of her concentration camp in 1945, the author chronicles an adolescence shaped by the horrors of the Holocaust but strengthened by the force of her own will.

A teenage girl recounts the suffering and persecution of her family under the Nazis, in a Polish ghetto, during deportation, and in a concentration camp.
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"A vivid memoir of a woman who lost her youth and family to the Nazis...What shines through is Sender's courage and strength and that of her family and friends--their love and determination to stay together. Punctuated by her own poetry, Sender tells a story that will be long remembered."
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A heartwrentching tale of a young Jewish girl seperated from her family in concentration camp during WWII. She tells of her time spent in camp and with her brothers after the war. A tear jerker.
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This was a really good book. It was very sad, but also carried a message of hope. We also must never let something like this happen again.
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this book is about a young girl sharing her about her life in the holocaust, this girl is very sincere,loving,and very responsible when her mother gets taken away if you read this book you'll love it and i promise you that!
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Quick and interesting read about the Holocaust..I read in two days.
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Very powerful reading.
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"16 year old Riva Minska and her family have been suffering in Lodz, Poland, under the iron hand of Nazi rule for 2 years......"
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A very good read. I could not put it down!!!
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I cannot recommend this book enough if you are interested in the Holocaust. It's a harrowing account of a young teenager's life in the Lodz, Poland Jewish ghetto during World War II and then later in labor camps. Through it all, the love of her family, and hope, and her poetry keep her going. Her unemotional telling of the cruelties she and others suffered just makes things that much more horrifying.
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This is a wonderful true story, of how a young girl in Poland who was best friends with Germans, and yet, when the Germans heard they could just walk in and plunder all the posessions ( fur coats, Silver, China, fine carved furniture,radio, etc.) they changed and became hateful, cold hearted foes, no longer the "friends" that she thought they were.She, a Jew, was rounded up and placed in a Ghetto, Warsaw Ghetto, to starve and freeze. As the story evolves, the worst case scenario occurs, and she is sent to a concentration camp to thirst and starve and to be abused.It is such a touching story, It makes the reader root for Riva..through many strokes of "Luck" ( really Gods' intervention) she makes it through the whole Hitler nightmare, and is the only one of her family to survive.Truly an insprirng story!!
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This a fabulous account of Ruth Minsky Sender's life during the Holocaust. It's an easy and quick read and it will make you laugh, cry and want to know what happened to this girl during this terrible time period. This true story starts in Lodz Ghetto (a perspective we rarely read about) and takes you into a few different concentration camps. I read this with my 8th graders and they just love it. If you (or whoever is reading this) don't know much about the Holocaust, a little research should be done first to really understand what the author is talking about- to understand the places she takes you. It's great book and a great read! Good for middle school and high school or adults who like history or a story about overcoming problems. While you read it it's hard to remember it's non-fiction because it's so well written!
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good book