Library Ed. Recorded Books 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-4281-3407-2 $30.75 Three cassettes
This powerful work relates the story of Syvia Perlmutter, one of only 12 Jewish children to survive the Lodz ghetto in Poland during WWII. The author, Syvia’s niece, wrote the story in a poetic first-person narrative that begins in the late thirties and concludes when the ghetto is liberated. Christina Moore’s performance captures the terror, bewilderment, and deprivation experienced by Syvia and thousands of others. For history like this, audio is even more compelling than print in its ability to engage listeners. One hears the marching Nazi boots, the bombing airplanes, and the screams of parents whose children are being ripped from their arms. Moore uses a subdued tone, completely appropriate for the telling of this story. Her performance brings an immediacy and intensity to the atrocities that we read about in history books. M.H.N. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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