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After the War (After the War, Bk 1)
After the War - After the War, Bk 1
Author: Carol Matas
"Didn't the gas ovens finish you all off?" is the response that meets Ruth Mendenberg when she returns to her village in Poland after the liberation of Buchenwald at the end of World War II. Her entire family wiped out in the Holocaust, the fifteen-year-old girl has nowhere to go. — Members of the underground organization Brichah...  more » find her, and she joins them in their dangerous quest to smuggle illegal immigrants to Palestine. Ruth risks her life to help lead a group of children on a daring journey over half a continent and across the sea to Eretz Israel, using secret routes and forged documents -- and sheer force of will.

This adventure will touch readers, who will marvel at the resources and inner strength of mere children helping other children to find a place in this world in which they can belong. Carol Matas, one of the foremost authors of historical fiction, brings the desperation and passion of this remarkable journey to life.
PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780689807220
ISBN-10: 0689807228
Publication Date: 9/1/1997
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Very interesting. I'd never read anything about how the Jews survived after the war. I wouldn't recommend it for younger children, however; graphic violence and some kissing.
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