Escap­ing Into the Night

D. Dina Friedman
  • Review
By – June 15, 2012
Few sto­ries have been writ­ten about Jew­ish girls, who, hav­ing escaped the final aktion” of their ghet­to, made their way to the for­est where Jew­ish par­ti­sans lived in under­ground bunkers. As this is fic­tion, teenage Hali­na will be instant­ly rec­og­niz­able to teen read­ers through the lit­er­ary devices of dia­logue, sus­pense, romance, and mother/​daughter tiffs; it also rings true as a dan­ger-filled Holo­caust account of one girl’s strength in the face of destruc­tion and is obvi­ous­ly based upon true expe­ri­ences. Ages 10 and up. 

Mar­cia W. Pos­ner, Ph.D., of the Holo­caust Memo­r­i­al and Tol­er­ance Cen­ter of Nas­sau Coun­ty, is the library and pro­gram direc­tor. An author and play­wright her­self, she loves review­ing for JBW and read­ing all the oth­er reviews and arti­cles in this mar­velous periodical.

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