Running from Giants: The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child

Running from Giants The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child Combining prose with powerful imagery Running from Giants follows a young boy s struggle to survive in Nazi occupied Europe from the forests where he and his brothers once happily played to the hor

  • Title: Running from Giants: The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child
  • Author: Margareta Ackerman Vivien Mildenberger
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Combining prose with powerful imagery, Running from Giants follows a young boy s struggle to survive in Nazi occupied Europe, from the forests where he and his brothers once happily played, to the horrors of the ghetto While the narrative propels us through Srulik s gripping true story, the black and white art reveals his journey through the imagination of a child caughtCombining prose with powerful imagery, Running from Giants follows a young boy s struggle to survive in Nazi occupied Europe, from the forests where he and his brothers once happily played, to the horrors of the ghetto While the narrative propels us through Srulik s gripping true story, the black and white art reveals his journey through the imagination of a child caught in a land of giants The story opens with Srulik Ackerman enjoying a peaceful childhood in the Polish town of Nowosiolki, until the Nazi whirlwind blows in leaving ten year old Srulik suddenly and brutally alone An eyewitness to the horrors of the Holocaust, Srulik narrowly escapes death several times, only to make a final desperate bid for freedom during a fiery revolt in the ghetto Margareta Ackerman was astonished when she learned that her grandfather, Srulik, was a Holocaust survivor How had he overcome the past with his cheerful attitude and timeless smile intact In Running from Giants, she retells his amazing story, with its profound message about the incredible strength of the human spirit.

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    About Author

    1. Margareta Ackerman, PhD is a granddaughter of Holocaust survivor Srulik Ackerman She received her PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and authored over a dozen academic publications, including research on applications of traditional Jewish study methodology to the modern classroom In addition to her academic career, Margareta is also a semi professional singer Born in Belarus, Margareta spent much of her childhood in Israel She lives with her husband and son in San Jose, California.

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    1. This book is short but packs a punch The story of 10 year old Srulik s running away in plain sight and evading the Nazis that killed the rest of his family would be almost unbelievable were it not for the evidence of his survival embodied in the author and in her book Written as a granddaughter s retelling of her grandfather s memories, it gives modern readers a way in to another time and place.The story reads like a fairy tale, and the excellent illustrations add to the overall mood The time de [...]


    2. I ve read many Holocaust memoirs and I must say that there is a lot of great ones out there This one really surprised me It has the intense, powerful directness of Night with the artistic creativity of Maus It also brings something of its own, a unique multi generational perspective that ties in the narrator, the survivor s grand daughter The story is deeply touching Like many other stories of child survivors, you can t help but be in awe of the little kid who, against all odds, believed that he [...]


    3. Running from Giants is a different kind of memoir, a story of events that no child should ever endure or witness, told simply and clearly The author, Margareta Ackerman, is that child s granddaughter, who reconstructed his story from his own articulate retelling Somehow, the young boy still lived in those laughing eyes, making sure not a moment of joy was wasted While told from a child s viewpoint, the circumstances are vividly painted, with just enough left to the imagination We follow young Sr [...]


    4. It s written by the survivor s granddaughter, and gives us a bit about her relationship with her grandfather, which helps lighten this heavy topic She also talks about his happy attitude towards life after the war, adding a whole other dimension to the story.The illustrations in this book are phenomenal I ve never seen anything like this The Nazis are shown as giants, making for a great analogy But not only that, the art is very deep many illustrations have multiple interpretations So take your [...]


    5. They say that timing is everything They say that there is no such thing as coincidence.everything happens for a reason And i believe both.Once I picked up Running From Giants to begin reading i could not put it down SO much power in so few words this is a short book that will leave tears in your eyes and a need for some quiet thoughts.What happened is that i read the book in bed, when i finished i took time to gather my thoughts, and then turned on the tv And just what movie do yo suppose was be [...]


    6. I received this book free through First Reads I loved this book It s heartbreaking and inspiring all at once It s a holocaust story that shows both how horrible most of the Nazis were, and yet how helpful and frightened the citizens were In school we learn about the Nazis being terrible people, and about the horrible things done to Jews, and about what the troops went through This is one of the only survivor stories I ve read that mentions how helpful non Jews were and how much they were willing [...]


    7. I have read a good handful of books on or centered around the holocaust When I got the chance to review this book, I thought it sounded like something I would like Even though this book is only 86 pages short, I had a good time reading it The way that the author told her grandfather s story of surviving the holocaust was one I am glad her grandfather shared I really loved the idea of the illustrations being drawn to help enhance the story There was nothing too scary that a younger reader could h [...]


    8. Written by the survivor s granddaughter, Running From Giants is an incredible story of Srulik Ackerman s strength and resilience His struggle to survive in Nazi occupied Europe is heart wrenching It is a story that I will never forget.


    9. I wanted to give it a higher rating, but it didn t really seem personal Honestly, it felt like reading fiction of what someone THINKS a Shoah memoir should be.



    10. excellent book very short but the writing was well done and i was absorbed immediately It was about the writers grandfather he was one of twins and his brother died of an infection in his knee at seven years old this was very heartbreaking.


    11. I ve read a lot of books about the holocaust and this one gives a different perspective He was such a young child when it happened, it s really heart breaking.


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