Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Jacob's Rescue"

                                "Jacob's Rescue" by Malka Drucker and Michael Halperin is the touching story of young Jacob Gutgeld, a Jewish  boy taken away from all he's ever known to live with the Roslan family in 1939. This book is so sad yet so inspiring, and the fact that it's based on a true story makes it even more sad and inspiring. Alex Roslan promises him two things
1) He will be safe while living with his family.
2) He is a Jew, and although they are Christian, they will not try to convert him, and let him stay a Jew.
The family does all they can to help the Jews living in Poland, including taking in Jacob's brothers, moving from house to house to protect Jacob's identity and risking their own lives everyday.  This book is definitely a tear-jerker, but is very good, and leaves you thinking about the significant time period Jacob lived through.

This book is good for anyone who truly understands the Holocaust, and reading-wise, shouldn't be too hard for eight year olds and up. I  enjoyed this book and read it in a day. It has 117 pages (and two more with pictures) and I give it 5 stars!

Natalia :-)

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