Jewish Values: Night of the Burning, The

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Publication Year: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
210 p.
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A 12 year old Jewish orphan tells the poignant story of how she and her younger sister survived the death of their parents and a pogrom that destroyed their town to become part of a group of Jewish children who were taken to South Africa to be cared for by the Jewish community there. Based on actual events and with some real people, such as the philanthropist Isaac Ochsberg as characters, the narrative swings between Devorah's feelings of sadness and her relief at finally feeling safe. She wonders if being happy is a betrayal of her parents, whom she vowed never to forget, and this emotional dilemma is at the heart of a beautifully written story.
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ISBN: 
0-374-36419-2
Book ID: 
1080
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No