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Clara's War (PB)
Clara's War


 
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Review  Lu Ann Brobst Staheli

A refreshingly different look at Jewish life in a concentration camp, Clara's War focuses on the positive attitude of people forced from their homes at the hands of Nazi Germany. The children continue to make friends, learn, and perform a children's opera. Fictional characters bring to life actual events from Terezin, one of many ghetto communities where Jews were taken prior to being shipped off to Hitler's death camps. Upon arrival at Terezin, Clara and her brother Peter are separated from their parents. Scared and desperate, Clara reaches out to a newfound friend, Jacob, an ambitious young man who is busy working on an escape plan. Meanwhile, young Clara attends the ghetto school, and wins the part of the lovely sparrow in the school play, "Brundibar". Jacob, anxious to conceal his escape plans, earns a role in the play, as well. Together, they enjoy each other's company, all the while planning for their escape. Clara's War is a nice companion to Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. It is another example of the sheer power of human will to overcome even the most horrible of human events. 2001, Orca Book Publishers, 128 pp.,

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