Always Remember Me

Always Remember Me

How One Family Survived World War II

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When she visits her Oma, Rachel, while going through family albums, learns the awful truth about the Nazis' rise to power and the hardships her grandmother, her mother, and her aunts were forced to endure during the Holocaust, discovering the power of love, family, and faith.

Simon and Schuster
Rachel's Oma (her grandmother) has two picture albums. In one the photographs show only happy times -- from after World War II, when she and her daughters had come to America. But the other album includes much sadder times from before -- when their life in Germany was destroyed by the Nazis' rise to power.
For as long as Rachel can remember, Oma has closed the other album when she's gotten to the sad part. But today Oma will share it all. Today Rachel will hear about what her grandmother, her mother, and her aunts endured. And she'll see how the power of this Jewish family's love for one another gave them the strength to survive.
Marisabina Russo illuminates a difficult subject for young readers with great sensitivity. Based on the author's own family history, Always Remember Me is a heartbreaking -- and inspiring -- book sure to touch anyone who reads it.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005
ISBN: 9780689869204
0689869207
Branch Call Number: J 940.5318 RUS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill., col. map, ports. ;,25 x 28 cm.

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Rachel’s Oma has never been willing to show her the pictures in her photo album, but today, Rachel is old enough to learn about the hardship and tragedy that her grandmother endured as a Jewish woman in Nazi Germany.

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