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The Book of Aron: a Novel



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Author
Shepard, Jim
Descriptors
Anti-Semitism
Children
Doctors
German Occupation-1940-1945
Holocaust
Jews
Location/Setting:
Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Time Period:
1940s
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Summary
Aron and his family are driven by the Germans from their poor, rural home in the Polish countryside to Warsaw and eventually to the ghetto, where Aron survives by his wits, courage and luck. Eventually, he is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a famous doctor (and true historical figure) and childrens' advocate, who is put in charge of the orphanage. Though worse horror awaits, Korczak is tireless and Aron becomes his aide.
Critique
This book is moving and compassionate - it explores our ability to survive, the devastating impact of war and genocide on children, and how the best of us push on, even in the most horrific of conditions. Told from Aron's unique and understated perspective, it is wholly new.
ISBN
978-1101874318
  iBistro
# of Pages
259
Published
2015
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: DO


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