Hidden Gold

Hidden Gold

A True Story of the Holocaust

Book - 2015
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The Gold family lived an idyllic life in pre-war Poland, each doing their part to run the family grocery store and tobacco concession. The oldest daughter, Shoshana, had many friends, her sister Esther was meticulous as she worked at the family store, and young David was doted on by them all. But that life is shattered in 1939 when Germany invades Poland and Jewish people are forced into the streets; their homes, schools, and businesses burned. We follow the Gold family's journey as they are forced into hiding. Just hours before the Nazis come to take over their current town, their mother has a premonition that today they will have a savior. When that someone appears, they are given hope for the first time since leaving home. But Shoshana has learned to be wary of strangers and knows that her family is in danger. The Golds hide in a cramped, secret enclosure for twenty-six months. Appalling conditions, starvation, fear of imminent betrayal and capture makes this a heart-stopping testament to the human spirit.
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781927583746
Branch Call Number: J 819.36 Burak
Characteristics: 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm

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DarrenDyck
Dec 15, 2016

As a history, it's difficult to know how much accuracy to attribute to the story. The authors uncanny ability to recall and describe excessive detail including frequent reference to the thoughts running through the characters heads make this read more like a novel. It also suggests to me that significant liberties may have been taken to colour the story and thus it detracts from gaining true historical insight into what would otherwise be a very fascinating story.

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