Touch Wood: A Girlhood in Occupied France

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Touch Wood: A Girlhood in Occupied France

Touch Wood A Girlhood in Occupied France In this autobiographical novel set in Nazi occupied France Renee a young Jewish girl and her family flee their home in Alsace and live a precarious existence in Paris until Renee and her sister esc

  • Title: Touch Wood: A Girlhood in Occupied France
  • Author: Renee Roth-Hano
  • ISBN: 9780140340853
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this autobiographical novel set in Nazi occupied France, Renee, a young Jewish girl, and her family flee their home in Alsace and live a precarious existence in Paris until Renee and her sister escape to the shelter of a Catholic school in Normandy.

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    1. Chris Mollo on said:

      I loved this book. It had a lot of suspense while keeping a nonfiction point of view on the story. It kept humor in the girl's normal sense of living even at a time of the Holocaust. I would recommend it for people who wanted to know about the Holocaust without hearing about the death and the blood. The characters were safe from harm in this book, but were informed of the death that was happening nearby in Germany.

    2. Emilydodge on said:

      I learned a lot about from this book, or at least it made me think more about the Holocaust and just how insane it was! This book is not from a concentration camp point of view, but from the view of a 12 year old girl whose family were fortunate enough to hide during the war. The family was separated, the parents remained in Paris with fake names and ids while their daughters were taken in by catholic nuns in Normandy. Aside from being away from their parents, they had to lie to everyone they me [...]

    3. Bridget on said:

      Touch Wood: A Girlhood in Occupied France by Renee Roth-Hano is about three sisters who must move around from city in order to stay alive. The German Nazis have taken over their beloved France and life seems unbearable. Little do the girls know that they still have four more years left of the war and they haven't lived through the worst of it yet. Renee Roth, the oldest sister, a young Jewish girl, and the main character in the book, starts out as a spoiled child who doesn't take anything for gr [...]

    4. Cathy on said:

      This is one of the few books I've read about Nazi-occupied France. It is maybe the only one that showed the way the French people also treated the Jews badly. The book was full of suspense and real emotion. I had a hard time putting the book down.

    5. Alyssa on said:

      great book. different from the WWII concentration camp books (not to belittle those experiences). i really enjoyed this. can't wait to meet her next week!

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