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Gruenbaum, Michael.
New York : Aladdin, 2015
IL 5-8, RL 5.0

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Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.” Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. (Vermont DCF Book Award 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Autobiographies.
                        Gruenbaum, Michael.
                        Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
                        Jewish children in the Holocaust.
                        Jews -- Czech Republic -- Biography.
                        Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)

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