Jewish Values: Other Half of Life, The

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Publication Year: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
256pages
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Based upon the true story of the MS St. Louis, the story takes place after Kristallnacht and follows closely the fateful voyage of over 900 passengers who are bound for Cuba. The main character is fifteen-year-old, Thomas, whose father has been sent to Dachau, and whose non-Jewish mother places him on the ship for safety. During the voyage, Thomas meets many interesting characters with differing attitudes and personalities, including the German crew and an official in the Nazi party. The ship is eventually turned away at several countries’ ports, and forced to return to a few European cities that will shortly be under Nazi domination. Compelling reading and winner of a 2009 National Jewish Book Award.
ISBN: 
978-0-375-85219-0
Book ID: 
1430
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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