THE CAGE Author:RUTH MINSKY SENDER Seventeen-year-old Riva Minska and her family have been suffering in Lodz, Poland, under the iron hand of Nazi rule for two years. Then the Nazis take their mother away, and the children are devastated. Riva, now frightened, hungry, and sick, must somehow find the strength to protect her younger brothers from the starvation, cruelty, terror an... more »d raging illnesses of the barbed-wire cage the Lodz ghetto has become. But despite all her efforts, she and her brothers are rounded up, deported to Auschwitz, and separated. How can Riva possibly fathom that the worst is still to come?
Amidst the camp's horror and degradation, she vows to live long enough to bear witness to her people's extraordinary faith and courage. This unforgettable true story is a moving testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of unspeakable evil.
"A vivid memoir...What shines through is Sender's courage and strength and that of her family and friends--their love and determination to stay together...Sender tells a story that will be long remembered." -Kirkus Reviews
"Moving and thought provoking." - School Library Journal« less