I Love You My Child, I'm Abandoning You

I Love You My Child, I'm Abandoning You

by Ariela Palacz


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An exciting human documentary taking place in France during the Holocaust

Little Paulette is an excellent pupil, surrounded by a loving family. But one day she is suddenly forced to confront the cruel reality of the Holocaust, together with the rest of French Jewry. Paulette is forced to separate from her family, and as a result, abandoned by her father. But despite her difficult and shocking life experiences, she remains naïve and optimistic, holding on to her thirst for life even in the darkest hours.

An authentic and moving life story

I Love You My Child, I'm Abandoning You is an exciting human documentary, taking place in France during the Holocaust. It honors the memory of the French Jews who perished in the Second World War, while simultaneously giving voice the persistent will to live, and the strength and bravery that characterize those who survived and gave rise to the future generations of the Jewish people.

An existential odyssey that puts a spotlight on the human need and right to belong

Ariela Palacz shares her life story through the character of little Paulette Szenker, sensitively weaving past and present into an authentic and moving journey that shifts between WWII France and contemporary Jerusalem. A story about the human spirit and the thirst for a family, a tradition, and a nation, that will touch your heart.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540889331
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2017
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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I Love You My Child, I'm Abandoning You 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mrmeeka More than 1 year ago
The store of a young Jewish girl that is placed in social services by her Jewish parents as the war in France begins. She lives her childhood in the farmlands with a family that is not hers. While she is fed and clothed she is not loved. She is made to fill ashamed that she is a social services child. And she fills as though she has no one since her family as abandoned her. She grows up knowing that she is Jewish and hating it. She is rescued by her father and siblings after the war but her mother and extended family have all perished in the Holocaust. She is made to feel as she didn’t suffer since she didn’t have to live through the camps. She grows into a rebellious teen, denying she is a Jew. Ironically she marries a nice Jewish boy and have a son and daughter. Once Israel is faced with war she begins to realize who and what she is and vows to return to her land. In 1970 they make their move to Israel, change their names to Hebrew names and begin to live their lives without the ever present memories of the war. It is a heart wrench story that needs to be told. So few people remember what the Jewish people faced during the war. If the stories are written down they will be forgotten.
CrossroadReviews More than 1 year ago
I am slightly addicted to anything dealing with the Holocaust. So when I found this book called I love you my child, I'm abandoning you: Holocaust memoir by Ariela Palacz I couldn't pass up the chance to read it. This book is written beautifully. I think that us as a people need to read things like this about what happened to other during this time. I helps us understand that this kind of thing cant be tolerated. This book will make you cry many times. It was very emotional and full of spirit and strength. I couldn't put it down and I will sure be reading it again in time. I will also have my children read it when I think they can handle the content. So many things in this book shows you the hardships these wonderful people went through and it will rip out your heart. So make sure if you choose to pick this one up which I really recommend. Make sure you have tissues ready and the time to finish this one in one sitting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes us on a journey through the time of the horrific holocaust. Ariella Palacztells her story through the eyes of a young Jewish girl, Paulette, whose family lives in France. She is happy, in a loving family, and enjoys school but things begin to change. Her older brother no longer wants to be called Issac but Jacques. When her mother sews a yellow star on her clothes with the word Juif or Jew on it, things change more. The author moves the story back and forth between current Jerusalem and WWII France. Even though the story alternates in time I found it easy to follow. It is a heart wrenching and yet fascinating story. I find that reading accounts by those who lived through it gives you a better, more realistic view than that of a professor. This story will tear at your heart but read it and possibly shed a tear.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
I Love You My Child, I’m Abandoning You is a novel by Ariela Palacz that is set during the Holocaust, in France. Paulette is an excellent pupil surrounded by a loving family. But when the cruel reality of the Holocaust catches up with her and her reltives, she’s forced to seperate from her family, and abandoned by her father. While going through some life-altering experiences, Paulette stays naïve and optimistic, even at the darkest of times. This book is heartbreaking. Most of the books about the Holocaust are, but this one in particular made me extremely sad and angry. The pacing was a little slow, but that suited the book. The story took time to develop, but the reader needs that time to get to know Paulette and her ordinary life, before the horrible seperation and before tragedy begins. That the book is based on true events makes it all the more horrible, and makes it an even more emotional read. Don’t expect a happy story. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.