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Author: Jona Oberski; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A rediscovered masterpiece: an unblinking view of the Holocaust through a child's eyes. Told from the perspective of a child slowly awakening to the atrocities surrounding him, Childhood is a searing story of the Holocaust that no reader will soon forget. As five-year-old Jona waits with his mother and father to emigrate from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to Palestine, they are awakened at night, put on a train, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oberski, Jona, 1938-
Childhood.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1983
(OCoLC)624574475
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jona Oberski; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0385177682 9780385177689
OCLC Number: 8667177
Description: 119 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Kinderjaren.
Responsibility: by Jona Oberski ; translated from the Dutch by Ralph Manheim.

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A rediscovered masterpiece: an unblinking view of the Holocaust through a child's eyes. Told from the perspective of a child slowly awakening to the atrocities surrounding him, Childhood is a searing story of the Holocaust that no reader will soon forget. As five-year-old Jona waits with his mother and father to emigrate from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to Palestine, they are awakened at night, put on a train, and eventually interned in the camps at Bergen-Belsen. There, what at first seems to be a merely dreary existence soon reveals itself to be one of the worst horrors humanity has ever created. A triumph of heartrending clarity and dispassionate amazement, Childhood stands tall alongside such monuments of Holocaust literature as The Diary of Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel's Night, and Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz.

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