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The Resource With just one suitcase, Cheryl Koenig

With just one suitcase, Cheryl Koenig

Label
With just one suitcase
Title
With just one suitcase
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl Koenig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a true story about two boys, Istvan and Frici, who live two kilometres but worlds apart in Romania. One is Catholic, one is Jewish; one grows up on a farm, the other in the affluent part of town. Life is routine and secure, the future seems predictable and each boy knows his place. Yet when the Second World War breaks out, the familiar world with its clear divisions disintegrates. Families are torn apart as men are forcibly recruited to fight in the war. As the country comes under Nazi, then later communist control, people are held hostage to an ever-changing political landscape, punctuated by military interventions and fluctuating allegiances. As the chance of a peaceful future becomes more remote, with a totalitarian regime in control, Frici and his brother, already facing persecution as Jews, escape across the border with the help of people smugglers, the authorities in pursuit. Istvan, just 16 years old, is transported to work in a Russian gulag, before his chance at freedom comes too. In their parallel journeys, both young men leave their families and beloved homeland to an uncertain future for a shot at freedom in Australia, sacrificing all that is familiar. Facing the challenge of building a new life, they even change their names in an effort to belong
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koenig, Cheryl
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koenig, Cheryl
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Refugees
  • War victims
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War victims
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
Target audience
adult
Label
With just one suitcase, Cheryl Koenig
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053868842
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780987178589
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), genealogical table, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)897891762
Label
With just one suitcase, Cheryl Koenig
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053868842
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780987178589
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), genealogical table, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)897891762

Library Locations

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