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Run, Boy, Run is the extraordinary account of one boys survival of the Holocaust. Srulik is only eight years old when he finds himself all alone in the Warsaw ghetto. He escapes into the countryside where he spends the ensuing years hiding in the forest, dependent on the sympathies and generosity of the poor farmers in the surrounding area. Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds, several chases, captures, attempted executions, and even the loss of his arm, Srulik miraculously survives.

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Run, Boy, Run provides an account of one boy's survival of the Holocaust.

Synopsis:

“'Srulik, theres no time. I want you to remember what Im going to tell you. You have to stay alive. You have to! Get someone to teach you how to act like a Christian, how to cross yourself and pray. . . . The most important thing, Srulik,' he said, talking fast, 'is to forget your name. Wipe it from your memory. . . . But even if you forget everything—even if you forget me and Mama—never forget that youre a Jew.'"

And so, at only eight years old, Srulik Frydman says goodbye to his father for the last time and becomes Jurek Staniak, an orphan on the run in the Polish countryside at the height of the Holocaust. With the danger of capture by German soldiers ever-present, Jurek must fight against starvation, the punishing Polish winters, and widespread anti-Semitism as he desperately searches for refuge. Told with the unflinching honesty and unique perspective of such a young child, Run, Boy, Run is the extraordinary account of one boys struggle to stay alive in the face of almost insurmountable odds—a story all the more incredible because it is true.

About the Author

Uri Orlev was born in Warsaw in 1931. In 1996, Uri Orlev received the the highest international recognition given to an author of children's books. He now lives in Jerusalem.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618164653
Translator:
Halkin, Hillel
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Translator:
Halkin, Hillel
Author:
Halkin, Hillel
Author:
Orlev, Uri
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Juvenile materials
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Holocaust
Subject:
Boys / Men
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Tenth Edition
Series Volume:
02-435
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.82x5.48x.78 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Run, Boy, Run provides an account of one boy's survival of the Holocaust.
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“'Srulik, theres no time. I want you to remember what Im going to tell you. You have to stay alive. You have to! Get someone to teach you how to act like a Christian, how to cross yourself and pray. . . . The most important thing, Srulik,' he said, talking fast, 'is to forget your name. Wipe it from your memory. . . . But even if you forget everything—even if you forget me and Mama—never forget that youre a Jew.'"

And so, at only eight years old, Srulik Frydman says goodbye to his father for the last time and becomes Jurek Staniak, an orphan on the run in the Polish countryside at the height of the Holocaust. With the danger of capture by German soldiers ever-present, Jurek must fight against starvation, the punishing Polish winters, and widespread anti-Semitism as he desperately searches for refuge. Told with the unflinching honesty and unique perspective of such a young child, Run, Boy, Run is the extraordinary account of one boys struggle to stay alive in the face of almost insurmountable odds—a story all the more incredible because it is true.

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