The Cage

The Cage

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by Ruth Minsky Sender
     
 

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As long as there is life, there is hope

After Mama is taken away by the Nazis, Riva and her younger brothers cling to their mothere's brave words to help them endure life in the Lodz ghetto. Then the family is rounded up, deported to Auschwitz, and separated. Now Riva is alone.

At Auschwitz, and later in the work camps at

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As long as there is life, there is hope

After Mama is taken away by the Nazis, Riva and her younger brothers cling to their mothere's brave words to help them endure life in the Lodz ghetto. Then the family is rounded up, deported to Auschwitz, and separated. Now Riva is alone.

At Auschwitz, and later in the work camps at Mittlesteine and Grafenort, Riva vows to live, and to hope - for Mama, for her brothers, for the millions of other victims of the nightmare of the Holocaust. And through determination and courage, and unexpected small acts of kindness, she does live - to write the unforgettable memoir that is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Teenaged Riva narrates the suffering of her family during the Holocaust. As PW said, "Her story wrenches the heart, but makes one rejoice as well." Ages 12-up. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689813214
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
96,610
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Ruth Minsky Sender was a teacher of Jewish culture and history, specializing in the Holocaust. She lives with her husband in Commack, New York. She is the mother of three grown sons and a daughter, and has several grandchildren. The Cage was her first book; she is also the author of To Life, and The Holocaust Lady.

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Cage 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book in school and it is great. It really gives you a chance to know what it was like during the hollacaust. Very sad but i highly recommend it. It will make you cry when you see what these people went throug.
Ell-V-Stellavine More than 1 year ago
The cage by Ruth Minsky Sender, is a heartbreaking story. I absoulutely loved this book! It was inspiring, deep, and amazing. She fought for her family ( mother and her brothers), she even protected those she barely knew, her friends, and her dignity. I felt she included so many details that i could imagine each word i read. Ruth's true story made me cry and cry and cry... and at the end, i smiled. She lived to have her own family of kids and a husband. She deserves praise and applause!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was great i'am reading it for 8th grade language class, because we are learning about world war 2. It is a great book it is so interesting, you can tell how this girl felt and what it was like for eveyone durning that time. I highly recommened this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i must say i am more interested in fiction but this book changed my mind. The captive details and the personalities of the main character was embracing and inspiring to all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NICE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thin it was a realy good book. I cried acouple times.. but it has a nice ending.. ends short though.. but all arround it was a great book(:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
@Cougar_H Nobody in WWII was lucky this woman lost her whole family to the Holocaust it doesn't matter how brutal or horrific it was she still lost her family and almost lost her own life many times. You should not be the person to say that you wanted a book to be more brutal especially since it was a persons life.
VampyGrrl More than 1 year ago
I've read this book about about 6 times since I was in Middle School, and 10 years later it STILL makes me cry. This is one of the best stories of strength I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very very very emotional but very very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unbeliviably emotional, it is such a well told perspective and is sad and happy at times. It really teaches us how much we take for granted. After reading this I wanted to go home and hug my cats because they are like family to me and couldn't bear to lose them.
BrandyGirl More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book. Almost read the whole thing in one day. Anyone interested in holocaust stories will want to read this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent read that is not too graphic for older children or teens, yet still tells the hardships and evil innocent people faced. I have read many books on this subject and my favorite is still: I Have Lived a Thousand Lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly didnt like reading long books in school untill i read this one, i couldnt put it down. I love reading since then. Now 8 years later re-reading it and relizimg how good of a book it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book sooo much i had to read it for my 7th grade class in laguage arts its not a rainbow happy story but it keeps your intrest..... i couldnt put the book down at night!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can remember reading this book years ago while in middle school ...it was such and great book this book started my love for reading !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes you appretiate life more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book loved it lots you should read it
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Great book
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