Jewish Values: Run, Boy, Run

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192 p.
Separated from his mother in the Warsaw Ghetto when he is only eight, a boy endures the Holocaust through a combination of luck, courage, the kindness of strangers, and a fierce instinct for survival which enables him to overcome even the loss of an arm in a farming accident. Assuming the identity of a Polish Catholic, Srulik/Jurek is known as "the blond, one-armed Jewish boy" among the villages and woods where he lurks. Self-protection has caused him to forget his past and his Jewish identity and for a while after the war, he resists the efforts of Jewish refugee groups to help him. An understated, almost reportorial style, keeps the story - based on a real person - from being unbearably painful. It is similar in pathos and dramatic impact to Katarina by Kathryn Winter, The Key Is Lost by Ida Vos, and Malka by Mirjam Pressler.
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