Upon the Head of the Goatby Aranka Siegal
A vivid recollection of the author's survival from the time she hears of Hitler to the day her family leaves for Auschwitz.
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 13 Years
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During World War II, Piri visits her grandmother in Ukraine, She cannot go back to her family, which is in Hungary, because the borders are shut down and the transportation is not running because of the war. I will now tell you about the book. The book “Upon The Head of The Goat” is a story about a nine year old girl who visits her grandmother in Ukraine. She cannot return back to home because the borders are closed down and transportation is not running because of World War II. She learned a lot about fear and fighting. Piri’s father is in the army. They took away his army uniform because he was a Czech officer. Piri’s family was Jewish, making it hard to live in Hungary, Ukraine, or any country around there during World War II. Piri’s family comes to visit with her during Easter, and this is the first time she has seen her mother and father in a long time. I think this is a very good book to read. If you like reading books, or want to know what a childhood in the 1940’s was like, I recommend this book to you. Out of all the holocaust books I have read, this is one of the best ones. It tells details about the war. I learned many new things about the war such as that they closed the border down and did not allow transportation vehicles like trains or busses to run. “They didn’t take my uniform away because I am Jewish, they took it away because I am a Czech officer.”
this book will make you laugh,cry,and feel for the jews in hungry 1939-1944.it's a true story about how a young girl and her family, and how they survived the holocaust with love and hope.and it bring the words 'trust in family' to a tee.
i read this book beacause i am very interested in the Holocaust. It is a great book and i encourage people who are also interested in the Holocaust to read this book!