Coupon
Hidden Gold
by Ella Burakowski


Overview - This true story follows the Gold family and the oldest daughter, Shoshana. The book begins with the Jewish family's idyllic prewar life in Poland. It then follows their journey during the war years, when they were forced to hide in a cramped, secret enclosure for twenty-six months, facing appalling conditions, starvation and fear of imminent betrayal and capture.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • Retail Price: $13.95
  • $10.98
    (Save 21%)
  • Members Save 10% Club Price
    $ 9.88

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 

More About Hidden Gold by Ella Burakowski
 
 
 
Overview
This true story follows the Gold family and the oldest daughter, Shoshana. The book begins with the Jewish family's idyllic prewar life in Poland. It then follows their journey during the war years, when they were forced to hide in a cramped, secret enclosure for twenty-six months, facing appalling conditions, starvation and fear of imminent betrayal and capture. A heart-stopping testament to the human spirit.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781927583746
  • ISBN-10: 1927583748
  • Publisher: Second Story Press
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 348
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Holocaust

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-08-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

Burakowski’s account of her mother’s family’s experiences during the Holocaust is based on the memories of the one surviving member, youngest child David. The Golds are well-off Jewish merchants in Pinczow, Poland, when anti-Semitism begins to grow. When Nazis invade Pinczow, 12-year-old David, his two sisters, and mother—separated from the children’s father—flee in search of refuge, ultimately spending 26 harrowing months in a hidden crawlspace in a barn. The story of a Polish-Jewish family forced into hiding from the Nazis is by its very nature compelling, and the Golds’ familial bond and undaunted spirits are commendable, as is David’s memory for detail. However, the book suffers from wooden writing (“Not only was she probing for information, but also she was also genuinely concerned for this woman”), an overwhelming cast of characters (Burakowski jumps from one point of view to another), and occasional errors in the use of Polish names. The final chapter tells the fate of each family member, and a glossary of Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and German words is provided. Ages 14–up. (Oct.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews