At the Mercy of Strangers
The Rescue of Jewish Children with Assumed Identities in Poland

By Nahum Bogner
July 2009
Yad Vashem Jerusalem
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9789653083318
370 pages, Illustrated
$67.50 Hardcover



Hidden under false identities in cities, on farms and in convents and monasteries, young Jewish children survived the war by the grace of kindhearted strangers. Their story is told by an historian who survived the war as a child. He describes how the emotional closeness so essential for survival made it so hard for the children to leave their host families after the war.

 

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