Shadow of His Hand: A Story Based on the Life of Holocaust Survivor Anita Dittman

Shadow of His Hand: A Story Based on the Life of Holocaust Survivor Anita Dittman

by Wendy G Lawton
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Shadow of His Hand: A Story Based on the Life of Holocaust Survivor Anita Dittman 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read several of the books in Wendy Lawton's Daughters of the Faith series, inspiring stories of young girls who made a difference. Each one held my attention and caused me to identify with the main character. Wendy Lawton has written another winner in SHADOW OF HIS HAND, the account of holocaust survivor Anita Dittman. The story opens when Anita is six years old and an aspiring ballerina. Soon all dreams of a dancing career are shattered¿along with the lives of many of her family, friends, and neighbors in Nazi Germany. Anita's Aryan father deserts his family for political reasons. Anita, her Jewish mother, and her sister struggle with increasing persecution and hardships. The family is forced apart, and Anita and her mother end up in different concentration camps. When Anita escapes, just before the arrival of the Russian liberation army, she travels a dangerous course to find if her mother is dead or alive. Lawton shows the evil of the Nazi regime and the holocaust without excessive graphic details. Anita learns that no matter what, she can trust her loving heavenly Father. This is the sixth and final book in the Daughters of the Faith series. Look for Wendy Lawton's new Real TV series books, CHANGING FACES and FLIP FLOP.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“They used to pretend how things would be when they grew up – dancing, boyfriends, travel, a huge circle of friends. None of that came true.” Lawton, Shadow of His Hand (page 60 paragraph 3). “Shadow of His Hand”, written by Wendy Lawton is a great eye – opener. It is based on the life of Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman who, with great faith, overcame one of the most horrifying events in history. As Hitler grows more powerful and horrific young Anita, a Jewish Aryan, must leave everything and everyone she loves behind, even her childhood dreams. Anita longs to gain attention and become a professional dancer but as she grows up the war seems to take away her goal. Searching for a way to push through, Anita finds peace and happiness in the Christian faith and begins to put her trust into her heavenly Father. As the hardships continue Anita is faced with many obstacles but continues to turn to her faith in order to find the strength to continue on through hard times. With great faith and perseverance Anita overcame one of the most frightening events to take place in our world. Throughout the book she finds that God will protect her and hide her in the shadow of His hand. This is a story of true faith and love. I would recommend this wonderful book to any avid reader interested in discovering what life was like for the Jews during Hitler’s reign. This book is suitable for any age and I highly suggest it.
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“They used to pretend how things would be when they grew up – dancing, boyfriends, travel, a huge circle of friends. None of that came true.” Lawton, Shadow of His Hand (page 60 paragraph 3). “Shadow of His Hand”, written by Wendy Lawton is a great eye – opener. It is based on the life of Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman who, with great faith, overcame one of the most horrifying events in history. As Hitler grows more powerful and horrific young Anita, a Jewish Aryan, must leave everything and everyone she loves behind, even her childhood dreams. Anita longs to gain attention and become a professional dancer but as she grows up the war seems to take away her goal. Searching for a way to push through Anita finds peace and happiness in the Christian faith and begins to put her trust in her heavenly Father. As the hardships continue Anita is faced with many obstacles but continues to turn to her faith in order to find the strength to continue on through hard times. With great faith and perseverance Anita overcame one of the most frightening events to take place in our world. Throughout the book she finds that God will protect her and hide her in the shadow of His hand. This is a story of true faith and love. I would recommend this wonderful book to any avid reader interested in discovering what life was like for the Jews during Hitler’s reign. This book is suitable for any age and I highly suggest it.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Wendy Lawton has written another inspiring and accurate portrayal of girls in history in her "Daughers of the Faith Series." Shadow of His Hand is the story of Anita Dittman growing up as a young girl and teen during the rise of Hitler's Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Anita's mother is Jewish and her father Aryan. Her father determines that he must separate himself from the contamination of his Jewish wife and their children so he completely rejects them - especially Anita and her mother. The older sister is more tolerable, but she too must go. Anita attends Christian church one Easter Sunday and recognizes she has a Heavenly Father who will not forsake her. She becomes a Christian. Through the rest of Anita's story, she finds that God provides a cover for her letting her be shielded by the shadow of His hand. Christians provide solace and shelter for her and her family though they do become separated and must labor in concentration camps and labor camps. This is not a true work of fiction. It follows the actual life of Anita Dittman who survived the Holocaust, came to the United States, and became a speaker and author (Trapped in Hitler's Hell by Anita Dittman). This is an intense book to read even though it is written for young readers age 8-12. It is short, thorough, engaging. I recommend it for the home library of young girls as well as public and school library collections. DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of Shadow of His Hand by Moody Publishers on behalf of the author for the purpose of an honest review with no obligation to submit positive remarks. Opinions expressed are solely my own.