The Cat With The Yellow Star: Coming Of Age In Terezin by Susan Goldman RubinThe Cat With The Yellow Star: Coming Of Age In Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin

The Cat With The Yellow Star: Coming Of Age In Terezin

bySusan Goldman Rubin, Ela Weissberger

Paperback | January 2, 2008

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Ela Stein was eleven years old in February of 1942 when she was sent to the Terezin concentration camp with other Czech Jews. By the time she was liberated in 1945, she was fifteen. Somehow during those horrendous three-and-a-half years of sickness, terror, separation from loved ones, and loss, Ela managed to grow up. Although conditions were wretched, Ela forged lifelong friendships with other girls from Room 28 of her barracks. Adults working with the children tried their best to keep up the youngest prisoners' spirits. A children's opera called Brundibar was even performed, and Ela was chosen to play the pivotal role of the cat. Yet amidst all of this, the feared transports to death camps and death itself were a part of daily life. Full of sorrow, yet persistent in its belief that humans can triumph over evil; this unusual memoir tells the story of an unimaginable coming of age.
Susan Goldman Rubin is the award-winning author of more than thirty-five books for children. Well known in the field of Holocaust studies, she speaks at conferences, in museums, and at schools and libraries across the country on this topic.Ela Weissberger was liberated from Terezin in May of 1945. In 1949 she emigrated to Israel and la...
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Title:The Cat With The Yellow Star: Coming Of Age In TerezinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.96 × 9.87 × 0.16 inPublished:January 2, 2008Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823421546

ISBN - 13:9780823421541

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"a true and immediate account, rich in detail".