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The Search

by Heuvel, van der Rol & Schippers

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Graphic Novel, 64 pages. Esther remembers her own experience of the Holocaust as a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, and recounts to her grandson Daniel and his friend Jeroen how she escaped from the Nazis and survived by going into hiding in the countryside. Her parents were not so lucky. Esther knows they were sent to a concentration camp and died there, and with Daniel’s help she embarks on a search to discover what happened to them during the last months of their lives. After tracking down an old friend who now lives in Israel, Esther finally learns the shocking story of how her parents met their fates at Auschwitz.

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"Starred Review. Heuvel holds little back from his audience, presenting his facts starkly through Tintinlike illustrations that depict the atrocities without artifice. Gripping and visceral, these two volumes (the other being A Family Secret about Anne Frank) together are must haves. Ages 10+." - Kirkus Reviews

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Eric Heuvel is a highly regarded Dutch graphic novel artist. He lives in Amsterdam. Ruud Van Der Rol worked at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam for many years, and Lies Schippers is an editor and author there. They have both written and edited books and educational materials dealing with Anne Frank and her family, her work and her lifetime, as well as the Holocaust, human rights, prejudice, and discrimination. Mr. van der Rol lives in Amsterdam, and Ms. Schippers lives in Haarlem.

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