I Am A Star: Child Of The Holocaust

Paperback | February 1, 1993

byInge Auerbacher

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Inge Auerbacher’s childhood was as happy and peaceful as that of any other German child—until 1942. By then, the Nazis were in power, and because Inge’s family was Jewish, she and her parents with sent to a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Auerbachers defied death for three years, and were finally freed in 1945. In her own words, Inge Auerbacher tells her family’s harrowing story—and how they carried with them ever after the strength and courage of will that allowed them to survive.
 
“A moving story . . . [The author’s] perspective, while chilling, pierces the heart with memorable imagery.” —Publishers Weekly
 

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Inga Auerbacher's childhood was as happy and peaceful as any other German child's--until 1942. By then, the Nazis were in power, and she and her parents were rounded up and sent to a concentration camp. The Auerbachers defied death for three years until they were freed. This story allows even the youngest middle reader to understand th...

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Inge Auerbacher’s childhood was as happy and peaceful as that of any other German child—until 1942. By then, the Nazis were in power, and because Inge’s family was Jewish, she and her parents with sent to a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Auerbachers defied death for three years, and were finally freed in 1945. In her own wor...

Inge Auerbacher was born in Kippenheim, Germany. In 1942, at the age of seven, she was imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp in what is now known as the Czech Republic. In 1946, she emigrated to the United States of American and has live in New York City ever since.     Inge graduated from Queens College with a B.S. degree in ch...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.26 inPublished:February 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140364013

ISBN - 13:9780140364019

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Title I enjoyed the poetry it cut to the heart of everything. Like all accounts from people who were there what is left unsaid and how such abnormal circumstances become an everyday event is just terrifying.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am a star What a beautifully written book. Very poignant.
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad As can be! this book is a diary of a kid that lived threw hitler and the holocaust i recommend this book for 11 and up 7 to 9 is just the worst marking 11 and up is the best for this book but 10 and older might understand what hitler did and why he did it and the race he made and decided on its sooooooo sad i had to buy a new one cuz the pages were soaked with tears!
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Inga Auerbacher's childhood was as happy and peaceful as any other German child's--until 1942. By then, the Nazis were in power, and she and her parents were rounded up and sent to a concentration camp. The Auerbachers defied death for three years until they were freed. This story allows even the youngest middle reader to understand the Holocaust

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Praise for Inge Auerbacher and I Am a Star   “Inge Auerbacher’s second narrative—about the miraculous rebirth of hope in the heart of Jewish children—is as absorbing and as moving as her first testimony [I Am a Star].—Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize Winning author of Night on Beyond the Yellow Star to America“Deeply moving and true . . . I cannot think of any book on this topic which I could recommend for this age group as I do this book.”—Bruno Bettelheim, celebrated child psychologist and author   “This account of one girl's Holocaust experience is rich for its interweaving of autobiography and historical data . . . A moving story . . . [The author’s] perspective, while chilling, pierces the heart with memorable imagery.”—Publishers Weekly on I Am a Star   “While the author’s story is personal, there is recognition of the Nazi toll on non-Jews as well as non-Jewish resistance to the ongoing horrors . . . This account will be a revelation of manageable proportions to middle-grade readers, especially those who already know Anne Frank’s story.”—Booklist on I Am a Star   “Auerbacher's poems, incorporated into the text . . .  give a child's perspective on the horrendous conditions in Theresienstadt without bitterness or pessimism.”—School Library Journal on I Am a Star   “A small treasure.”—The Jewish Week on I Am a Star