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Kanada. The name meant untold riches and promise to Jutka, a young Hungarian girl who was captivated by stories of a vast, majestic country where people were able to breathe free of hatred and prejudice. Freedom was in short supply, but hatred was everywhere in Hungary as hundreds of thousands of Jews were deported to concentration camps during the last year of WWII. Jutka, her friends, and her family are sent to Auschwitz.

In that hellish place, there was another Kanada. It was the ironic name given to the storehouse at Auschwitz where the possessions — clothing and jewelry — stripped from the victims were deposited, and where Jutka was put to work.

The war may have ended, but it did not end the suffering of many of the inmates of concentration camps. Many had no homes to go to, and if they did, they were not welcome. Hundreds

went back to Poland and were murdered. Famished, diseased, and homeless, they lived in the hopelessness of camps, wondering if they could ever find a home in the world. Some went to Israel, but for Jutka there was only one dream left her — the dream of a country full of hope, where she would no longer have to live in fear.

Eva Wiseman's powerful novel describes the war and its long, difficult aftermath with compassion and tenderness.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

When fourteen-year-old Jutka and her Hungarian Jewish family are sent to Auschwitz during World War II, her only hope lies in dreaming about the free land of Canada, which is in harsh contrast to the "Kanada" found in the camp--a storehouse for the belong

About the Author

Born in Hungary, Eva Wiseman came to Canada with her family when she was a girl. She began writing at a young age and showed an early passion for journalism. Her first young adult novel, A Place Not Home, was a finalist for numerous literary awards across North America. Her second novel, My Canary Yellow Star, was also shortlisted for several awards and won the McNally Robinson Books for Young People Award. Her third novel, No One Must Know, was equally critically acclaimed. Eva Wiseman is the mother of two children. She lives in Winnipeg with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781770490277
Publisher:
Tundra Books
Subject:
History - Holocaust
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Holocaust
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20061114
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
264

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