By Eva Wiseman
Tundra Books (NY), Paperback, 9780887767296, 247pp.
Publication Date: November 14, 2006
In that hellish place, there was another Kanada. It was the ironic name given to the storehouse at Auschwitz where the possessions clothing and jewelry stripped from the victims were deposited, and where Jutka was put to work.
The war may have ended, but it did not end the suffering of many of the inmates of concentration camps. Many had no homes to go to, and if they did, they were not welcome. Hundreds
went back to Poland and were murdered. Famished, diseased, and homeless, they lived in the hopelessness of camps, wondering if they could ever find a home in the world. Some went to Israel, but for Jutka there was only one dream left her the dream of a country full of hope, where she would no longer have to live in fear.
Eva Wiseman's powerful novel describes the war and its long, difficult aftermath with compassion and tenderness.
Praise for My Canary Yellow Star:
“[My Canary Yellow Star] is not just a welcome addition to Holocaust fiction but an extraordinary novel in and of itself.”
— Books in Canada
Praise for No One Must Know:
“…A gentle and moving introduction to the enduring legacy of the Holocaust.”
— School Library Journal