Inspire your students with the true story of a family working together to survive the most difficult of circumstances. It recounts the journey of a boy and his dog from the burning city of Warsaw to liberation by the American Army during World War II.
The story of Dr. Mathew Sikorski's survival of the Holocaust will astound you with a series of miraculous occurrences which allowed him to escape death again and again. He provides insight into the experience of millions of people who had their lives derailed by the Nazi invasion of their homeland. Although most people are familiar with the losses suffered by six million Jewish people, few are aware of the similar tragedies suffered by the rest of the population, which this book addresses.
Innocence and Reality provides a fascinating look into the human side of events which took place in Europe several decades ago, which were the background for many American immigrants.
Dr. Sikorski not only made it through the Holocaust, but came to America to fulfill his destiny as a scientist, husband, father and ultimately, in the tradition of his parents, a teacher.
"This is an excellent book for Middle School students and older because it is written in clear, simple English and describes the experiences of someone their age. While filled with vivid descriptions of perilous escapes, it is never graphic. Rather, it leavens even the most harrowing experiences with a spirit of optimism, good humor, even whimsy. Descriptive, well-paced and concise, this book offers a distinctive glimpse into a moment in time long gone but impossible to forget."
-Liliane Kshensky Baxter, Ph.D. Director
Lillian and A.J. Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Book of the Year Nominee
145 pages - softbound with photographs