The Cat with Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin

Overview

Ela Stein was eleven years old in February of 1942 when she was sent to the Terezin concentration camp.While there, a children's opera called Brundibar was performed, and Ela was chosen to play the pivotal role of the cat. Full of sorrow, yet persistent in its belief that humans can triumph over evil, this memoir pays tribute to the brave and devoted adults who helped the children of Terezin.

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Overview

Ela Stein was eleven years old in February of 1942 when she was sent to the Terezin concentration camp.While there, a children's opera called Brundibar was performed, and Ela was chosen to play the pivotal role of the cat. Full of sorrow, yet persistent in its belief that humans can triumph over evil, this memoir pays tribute to the brave and devoted adults who helped the children of Terezin.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823421541
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 530,507
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Goldman Rubin is the award-winning author of more than thirty-five books for children. Well known in the field of Holocaust studies, she speaks at conferences, in museums, and at schools and libraries across the country on this topic.

Ela Weissberger was liberated from Terezin in May of 1945. In 1949 she emigrated to Israel and later came to the United States, where she married and raised a family. Today, Ela spends much of her time speaking to audiences of all ages about her Holocaust experiences.
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