Tin Soldier in a Cardboard Box

A Young Boy in Hiding: Austria-Belgium-France

Reddit icon
e-mail icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Ari Livne
Translator(s): 
Ora Cummings
  • Jerusalem, Israel: 
    Yad Vashem Publications
    , July
     2015.
     204 pages.
     $24.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9789653084902.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Alison Rose forthcoming.

Description

Born in Vienna, Henri`s (Ari Livne) life changed irrevocably when he was eight years old. After escaping with his parents to Belgium and several years of avoiding arrest, Henri was taken in by "Aunt Angele", a local woman living in Nazi occupied Brussels. Henri adopted a false identity as a French-speaking Christian boy. His knack of staying calm under pressure, his acting abilities and his improvisation skills helped him escape from near-fatal traps time and again. With psychological depth and unrelenting tension, the complex relationship between the author`s adopted and real identities comes to the fore in the descriptions of his daily fight for survival.

Add New Comment

Reading Religion welcomes comments from AAR members, and you may leave a comment below by logging in with your AAR Member ID and password. Please read our policy on commenting.

Log in to post comments