Every year, this family begins Hanukkah by having Grandma tell the story of her time spent in the concentration camp of Buchenwald. She was only 12 years old at the time and to celebrate this important religious holiday, she risked everything to steal a potato and some margarine so she could hollow out the potato to make a candle. The family honors the sacrifice, the horror and the resilience that have brought them to this moment.
40 pages 978-0060085605 Ages 4-8
Keywords: Jewish fiction, Holocaust, religion, holiday, traditions, family, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, resilience
************* For one family the traditional Hanukkah celebration has a deeper meaning. Amidst the food and the festivities, Grandma and Great-AuntRose begin their story -- the one they tell each year. They pass on to each generation a tale of perseverance during the darkest hours of the Holocaust, and the strength it took to continue to honor Hanukkah inthe only way they could. Their story reaffirms the values of tradition and family, but also shows us that by continuing to honor the tragedies and the triumphs of the past there will always be hope for the future. ---from the publisher