Daniel and his family are sent to the Lodz ghetto and then to Auschwitz. But even in the face of despair, he finds light amidst the darkness.
Recommended for Grades 7 & up. Contains historical war violence and content that may not be suitable for younger readers.
Daniel barely remembers leading a normal life before the Nazis came to power in 1933. He can still picture once being happy and safe, but memories of those days are fading as he and his family face the dangers threatening Jews in Hitler's Germany in the late 1930's. No longer able to practice their religion, vote, own property, or even work, Daniel's family is forced from their home in Frankfurt and sent on a long and dangerous journey, first to the Lodz ghetto in Poland, and then to Auschwitz... the Nazi death camp.
Though many around him lose hope in the face of such terror, Daniel, supported by his courageous family, struggles for survival. He finds hope, life and even love in the midst of despair.
Originally published in 1993, this book was written in conjunction with an exhibit called "Daniel's Story: Remember the Children" at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.