Soldier with the Golden Buttons
A Child's View of the Holocaust
By Miriam Steiner-Aviezer
Yad Vashem Jerusalem
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
$25.00 Paper original
''Biba held out her hand with the chocolate, but then the soldier caught sight of the star on her sleeve, turned on his heel, and marched quickly away.''
The book presents a child's eye view of the Holocaust in this story of Jewish children wrenched from a carefree childhood and overwhelmed by the brutal savagery of war. A few days are enough to turn them into adults forced to contend with hunger and thirst, fear and death, and only their inner world can help them confront reality.
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