TOMI

Tomi Reichental's Holocaust Story

By
Eithne Massey
Tomi

‘At the age of six I began to fear for the future. … By the age of nine I was on the run for my life. … By the time I was ten I had seen all there was to see.’

The incredible true story of how a small boy survived Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. An accessible and honest account of the Holocaust that provides lessons that are relevant today.

 

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Paperback:
176 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847179753

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9781788490740
Category Biography/Memoir

‘At the age of six I began to fear for the future. … By the age of nine I was on the run for my life. … By the time I was ten I had seen all there was to see.’

An accessible and honest account of the Holocaust that reminds us of the dangers of racism and intolerance, providing lessons that are relevant today. A true story of heroism during this painful horrific time in history.

Tomi Reichental grew up in a small village, with friendly neighbours and a big, happy family. But things began to change, and Tomi was told he couldn’t play with some of the local children any more. Then the police started to take away friends and family.

Life changed completely when he was sent a thousand kilometres away, with all the other local Jews, to the terrifying Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

The Nazis killed millions of people, simply because of their race or religion.

Tomi tells his story so that such a horrific thing won’t happen again.

Eithne Massey has written many books for both adults and children, mainly based on the legends of Ireland. Her adaptation of the award-winning movie The Secret of Kells is set in the time of the early Viking raids; The Silver Stag of Bunratty and Where the Stones Sing are set in Norman Ireland and Blood Brother, Swan Sister at the time of the Battle of Clontarf. All blend together historical detail with myths, legends and folklore, resulting in stories which will appeal to “young readers who enjoy an adventure with well-rounded characters and a touch of magic and history” (www.childrensbooksireland.ie).

a powerful tale and deserves to be shared in Irish classrooms and in classrooms around the world

InTouch Magazine

a lesson from the past … chillingly relevant for the present

Evening Echo

it is a story that needs to be told and I think it would be an amazing class novel

seomraranga.com

this is a true account, told in narrative form; it certainly doesn't make for easy reading, but the personal touch of the accessible and honest is significant and moving

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