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Hana's Suitcase (Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers) by [Levine, Karen]
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Hana's Suitcase (Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Length: 112 pages Word Wise: Enabled Optimised for larger screens
Grade Level: 4 - 4

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"I have been deeply moved……….highly recommended" -- Rabbi Lionel Blue (BBC Radio)

About the Author

Karen Levine is the recipient of two Peabody Awards for her radio work. She originally produced Hana's Suitcase as a radio documentary that won a gold medal at the New York International Radio Festival. Karen lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7905 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Second Story Press (1 Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GR7E09M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #426,688 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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THIS BOOK WAS BOUGHT AS A YR6 RESOURCE BOOK AS THE CHILDREN ARE LEARNING A BOUT THE SECOND WORLD WAR. MY DAYGHTER REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK AND FOUND IT MOVING IN PARTS. THE BOOK ARRIVED IN GOOD TIME AND MY 10 YR OLD DAUGHTER WOULD RECCOMMEND.
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A suitcase belonging to a Hana Brady gets to the children's Holocaust education centre in Tokyo in the year 2000. It immediately propels students and teachers alike to find out more about this mysterious girl. Thanks to their invaluable work, they are able to retrace Hana's story. This book is the result of their search for the truth.

A clear, simple narrative delivers a vivid picture of what happened. It was touching to see the dedication and interest of the children and of Ms. Ishioka to find out as much information as possible with just a name to start with. Well done.

I believe that this book is also suitable to readers aged 12+.
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Hana's suitcase tells the story of Hana Brady and the suitcase with her name painted on it. One small piece of her life that she took with her on her final journey to the Gas Chambers of Auschwitz. Her story would remain untold if not for a Japanese Curator of a small Holocaust museum in Tokyo who after being sent the case to put on display, was compelled by her child students to try and find out what happened to the little girl who had owned the case originally.
Told in flashbacks, we learn about Hana Brady, her loving hard working parents and her older brother George, a middle class family living in Czechoslovakia who just happened to be Jewish. And because they were Jewish they were targeted by the Nazis, first the father was arrested, then the mother and finally the children were taken, and Hana who was then just 13 years old was killed upon her arrival at Auschwitz.
However her older brother George somehow survived the Holocaust and the determined museum curator tracked him down and George Brady, now a Canadian, was finally able to lay the memory of his little sister to rest.
In 2002 he went to Tokyo and met the curator and the many school children who saw in that simple piece of luggage the very essence of who his sister had been, Hana Brady, schoolgirl, artist, daughter, game player, sister, dreamer granddaughter and finally a victim of the Holocaust.
A moving book for all ages, short and simple, well worth a read.
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I was given this book by a friend because I am Jewish and she thought I might like it. To be quite honest, I wasn't thrilled to read it as fun reading for me is fiction where I can disappear while reading. But I did as it wasn't very long and I figured if I read a little a day, I could finish it in a few days. I was wrong...I read it in one sitting. I loved the book. I loved the fact that in Japan they are learning about the Holocaust and I loved how determined Ms. Ishioka was to find out more about the Holocaust, Hana in particular, and teach it to Japanese children. This was a very different book than Anne Frank, which is an exceptional book, but it was nice to read something which shows a different way of telling the story. I highly recommend this book.
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Hana's Suitcase: A True Storyvery good service and value. I found the book very easy to settle in and read. It was amazing how everything was tracked down to find out about this little girl. a really good and easy read
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I learned about the holocaust at school, I enjoyed reading this book for the second time. I just adore learning about Hanas story! No other holocaust tribute comes close, I have read it before and I will definitely read it again. The story maybe sad at times but as long as the holocaust is remembered, no book can ever be too sad.

Goodbye Hana Brady
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I couldn't put this book down from the moment I opened the first page. Two and a half hours later, book finished, I surfaced! It is fascinating and gripping.
If you are interested in reading true life stories about holocaust victims, this book is a must. It is also inspirational in showing how to make the holocaust events meaningful
to a new generation.
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Fumiko Ishioka sets out to discover the identity of the owner of a suitcase which arrives at the Holocaust Museum in Tokyo. With much determination she manages to find out the true story of the life of young Hana Brady and her family. I was trying to explain the story to my husband and couldn't speak because I was choked with tears! A marvelous book backed up with some very poignant pictures - not to be missed.
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