My real name is hanna book
My Real Name Is Hanna : Tara Lynn Masih :This book for young adults and older is based on the true story of the Stermer family, who were in the five percent of Jews surviving the Holocaust in the Ukraine, out of a total of between 1. Many Ukrainians died during the war period as well but they were not targeted by the Einsatzgruppen , or Nazi advance troops, whose mission was primarily to kill Jews in advance of the arrival of German troops. In this story, the Slivka family is helped by some of those righteous gentiles, as was the case, in real life, with the Stermer family. It is difficult to see how anyone could have survived at all otherwise. When the book begins, Hanna Slivka, the narrator, is about to tell her history to her daughter, so we know that at least she herself survived. She begins her story in when she was age 13, before the Nazis arrived in her small town of Kwasova in the Ukraine.
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Want to Read saving…. Jun 30, hist. From food to birds to animals to customs to the war and the history of the region. A problem I often have with Holocaust fiction is a tendency on the author's part to depict all Jews as saints?
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Remember Me. Read on for more about Tara and her book plus a giveaway! Inspired by real Holocaust events, this poignant debut novel is a powerful coming-of-age story that will resonate with fans of The Book Thief and Between Shades of Gray. Hanna Slivka is on the cusp of fourteen when Hitler's army crosses the border into Soviet-occupied Ukraine. Soon, the Gestapo closes in, determined to make the shtetele she lives in "free of Jews.
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