The author's precious childhood memories, during the nightmare years of World War Two in France, are sure to thoroughly engage readers of this unusual true story.
Because of the war, both France and this child's world were turned upside down. Departing from a pre-war lifestyle of comfort with her family in Paris, the author leads us through her harrowing odyssey of fleeing to the south, witnessing her parent's deportation, being hidden in a Convent, converting to Catholicism (and back again to Judaism after the war), and much more.
The emotions this young child conveys to the reader are remarkably touching. She recounts her struggle to hold onto anything that reminded her of her mother and father-be it her dear sister, the necklace her mother left for her, or a family photograph she caressed only on special days.
Fortunately, this sage has a happy ending, as Renee's parents, who survived Nazi persecution, are reunited with the beloved children they entrusted to the nuns.
Skillfully, and in an innovative, vivid style, the author relates this unique record of human tragedy and triumph during the Holocaust years.
Copies of original letters, writings and documents make this book an historical record, as well as a personal memoir.
"Don't They Know The World Stopped Breathing?" will be an unforgettably rewarding experience for all who read it.