Jewish Values: Guardian Angel House

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Guardian Angel House is the nickname given to a convent run by the Sisters of Charity in Budapest that sheltered over 120 Jewish children during World War Two. Told from the point of view of twelve-year-old Susan, this is the story of Jews who have always lived a secure life in Hungary until the invasion of the Nazis in 1944. The tale is one of survival, of growing up without family during childhood and adolescence, of Jewish children living in a protective and loving Catholic environment which is foreign to them, of mutual respect between people of different religions, of a young woman forced to learn courage at an early age. Based on the true story of the author's mother and aunt, it is historical fiction at its best. Historical photographs are included, and notes about the author's family and the convent are appended at the end.
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