The Holocaust, the final solution for Jews, is infamous in history. Robert Dawson’s Leaves in a Holocaust Wind is the story of another community that suffered in the Holocaust: the Gypsies. Told by Demeter Fox and Zuzzi, Leaves in a Holocaust Wind follows their journey to freedom in the German occupied territory of Slovakia. From the horrors of slaughter in the woods, the lies of a safe future, the concentration camp of Majdanek and the hiding away in the countryside, Fox and Zuzzi must come to terms with what they have witnessed and find the courage to survive until freedom comes. It is a novel of the playful mind-set and culture of the Romanies in the face of a most brutal regime, and in which most of the major events are based on real incidents.
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Tom is a young man from the traveller community who has a six-year-old sister, Luckry (Lucretia) who's a bit of a pain, and a ‘girlfriend' (don't say that or she'll slap him) Nat. All is going well in a kids growing up kind of way until fracking starts in the local countryside when Tom gets his nickname ‘Blotch' owing to the burns he gets from corrosive chemicals stored in the mining company's yard. But the Travelling community has some beliefs that are not held by everyone and such strong family ties that even death cannot separate generations. And when Luckry swears she's received instructions from dead Big Gran involving throwing money in a wishing well she just has to do it, even if means bringing on an earthquake ... Robert Dawson's Tuesday, Wednesday Quake Day is an endearing adventure story for children which has a central theme of acceptance and a big brother looking out for his little sister.