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Parallel Journeys

Ayer, Eleanor H., Waterford, Helen, and Heck, Alfons

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ISBN 10: 0689318308 / ISBN 13: 9780689318306
Published by Atheneum Books/Young Readers, New York, 1995
Condition: very good, very good
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22 cm, 244, illus., references, index. Winner of the Christopher Award. The story of the parallel journey of a young German Jew and a member of Hitler Youth through World War II. Bookseller Inventory # 39659

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Title: Parallel Journeys

Publisher: Atheneum Books/Young Readers, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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Presents the stories of Eleanor Ayer, a Jewish girl who hid in the Netherlands before she was arrested and sent to Auschwitz, and Alfons, a Nazi boy who became a commander at age sixteen, in a dual tale that demonstrates Hitler's impact on German youth.

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She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their parallel journey through World War II.

Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth.

While Helen was hiding in Amsterdam, Alfons was a fanatic believer in Hitler's "master race". While she was crammed in a cattle car bound for the death camp Auschwitz, he was a teenage commander of frontline troops, ready to fight and die for the glory of Hitler and the Fatherland. This book tells both of their stories, side-by-side, in an overwhelming account of the nightmare that was WWII. The riveting stories of these two remarkable people must stand as a powerful lesson to us all.

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