Summary: "The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame. Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave laborer with scarcely any food and watched as friends and family were sent away. Then Rena and her mother ended up working for Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who employed Jewish prisoners in his factory and kept them fed and healthy. But Rena's nightmares were not over. She and her mother were deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz. With great cunning, it was Schindler who set out to help them escape. Here in her own words is Rena's gripping story of survival, perseverance, tragedy, and hope. Including pictures from Rena's personal collection and from the time period, this unforgettable memoir introduces young readers to an astounding and necessary piece of history"-- Provided by publisher.Content Notes:
October 1944, Auschwitz death camp -- 1930s, Another world -- 1939, War -- 1940-41, The Krakow Ghetto -- 1942, Liquidation of the Krakow Ghetto -- The Plaszow concentration camp -- Schindler's list -- 1944, Auschwitz -- Living in a nightmare -- 1944-45, War's end -- Return to a dangerous city -- Marriage and America -- The movie Schindler's List -- Closing thoughts.Notes:
Ages 9-11. Scholastic Press.
Grades 4-6. Scholastic Press.