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Moonglow

by Michael Chabon

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Moonglow by Michael Chabon
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    Nov 2016, 448 pages
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    Sep 2017, 464 pages

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Secret Identities Revealed - Children of the Holocaust

Orphans in Etterbeek, BelgiumOf the many forms of resistance during WWII, some of the most fascinating and poignant stories involve hiding young Jewish children – including the most famous of them all, that of Anne Frank. While her story reached international acclaim, other tales went untold for decades, partially because many of them took place in countries that ended up under Communist rule after the war. However, with the fall of Communism, these stories started to come to the fore.

For example, I was privy to the story of a Polish woman who I heard speak at a gathering at the Jerusalem offices of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. She was called to her mother's deathbed who made a final confession – that she wasn't actually her biological daughter. A young Jewish couple came to her in desperation, looking for a place to hide their baby girl, and she had agreed. Not long after the war was over, the mother of the child (who had survived) went to reclaim her daughter. However, ...

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