Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Holocaust’s Hidden Child Survivors by R. D. Rosen

Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Holocaust's Hidden Child Survivors by R. D. Rosen

This fantastic book explores the consequences, psychological and otherwise, to Holocaust survivors who survived the Holocaust by hiding when they were children. In the first part of the book, Rosen describes different experiences of hiding through the stories of three survivors, Sophie, Flora, and Carla. Sophie’s mother replaced her daughter’s identity, convincing the young girl that the two were Catholic and drilling into Sophie many Catholic beliefs and teachings so that no one would suspect otherwise. Flora’s mother gave her daughter to nuns, who called her by a different name, and a Christian family eventually adopted her. Carla, her mother, and her brother hid in a Christian family’s apartment, and she married a fellow survivor after the war. Rosen tells the childhood stories clearly and compellingly, and follows the girls into adulthood as well so that readers know how the stories turn out.

 

Source: Jewish Book Council

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