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For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commanders standing guard right outside her yard. You can become extraordinary by making a difference.
This book was inspired by the true story of Franciszka Halamajowa, who, with her daughter, saved the lives of fifteen Jews in Poland during the Second World War. She also hid a young German soldier in her attic at the same time. Before the war, there were six thousand Jews in Sokal, Poland.
Only thirty survived the war and half of those did so because of Franciszka. It is a bestseller in Canada and has been published in several countries around the world.
Witterick lives in Toronto with her husband and son. A nosy neighbor asks Franciszka why she is getting extra water from the well.
How does it reflect her moral compass? Helena does not think it is possible.
A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story
What do you think? In many ways, Bronek has to grow up fast, with the death of his father and then starting his own family.
In their tiny, two-bedroom home in Sokal, Poland, they cleverly hide a Jewish family of two brothers and their wives in their pigsty out back, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen floorboards, and a defecting German soldier in the attic—each group completely unbeknownst to the others. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commanders standing guard right outside her yard.
My Mother’s Secret
Witterick states. This book is based on their lives and it is wonderful.
Only 30 survived and half of those were hid in the home of this courageous mother and daughter. We get to see what they may have been thinking, how they lived their lives, the horrors that went on around them and the love that kept them going.
This book is more than just a depiction of heroics in the face of desperation that occurred during WWII. It is a call for all of us to do what is right, regardless of what is the norm or what it could cost.
The way this book is written makes it a very quick and compelling read. My own mother lived through the holocaust, not as a Jew or German, but as a gypsy.And then, just when you think you have it all figured out, the pace is raised to a gallop.
I read this book through The Pigeonhole, a sort of online book club and read it with other readers on the web. I was able to leave comments throughout and interact with the others.
Damian and I are constantly worried that our father, so quick to anger, will strike her in one of their arguments. However while this book is a moving story I felt the writing was a bit of a let down.
We heard Hitler speak once and saw the hypnotic power that he had over people. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Nazis have invaded Poland and they are starting to persecute the Jews.
Regardless, one uneventful day, she tells my father that she has decided to move back to Poland. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commanders standing guard right outside her yard.