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E happy life in a small Czech town was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis.. Hana s Suitcase is a surprisingly well written and entertaining story despite the tragic tone contained in the bookThis isn t a simple story about the Holocaust This is the tale of a young childwho is too innocent to face the horrors she had to endure and also of a girl willing to do anything to prevent such horrors from occurring againOne of the notable elements of the plot is the juxtaposition of three different stories located in different places with characters easily recognizableWith a simple and delicate tone Hana s Suitcase can transpose indescribable feelings The book possessed few pages which did not diminish its ability of touching the reader and entertaining people of all ages and tastesOften we look at the Holocaust and lose track of the number of innocents who lost their lives Books like this show us that every one of those people had desires people they loved and many dreams all interrupted by the simplicity of human ignoranceSENTENCE A simple and easy read ensures the interest of many students and young readers With only 112 pages this is one of the books that everyone should read at least once in the course of their livesIf you are interested in details about the life of Hana this is the website of the Brady family

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Hana's Suitcase

In a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo Japan marked. Sometimes I tend to go round the bend and end up doing things that I v made myself promise not to do Reading about Holocaust is one of those BIG NOs for me Not because I don t want to know about the horrors that transpired in the name of ethnic cleansing but rather I v read SO MUCH about it that the stories will last me a lifetime or rather a few hundred to say the leastIt was one of those days when I broke my own vow and picked up this innocuous book with an intriguing title Hana s Suitcase As the introduction to the book itself mentions story of terrible sadness and great joy a reminder of the brutality of the past and a hope for the futureI read the last 25% of this poignant little true story all blurry eyedI am still wondering how the stories of the innumerable children and people were lost and still getting lost due to the senseless acts of people in the name of power race religion state caste or creed And when if ever will we learn from out past

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Hana Brady MayThe center's curator searches for clues to young Hana and her family whos. I did not realize at first that the novel was predominantly for children thus I felt a little let down but only a very little Hana s Suitcase taught me about a part of the Holocaust which was previously not known to me The story saddened me immeasurably a suitcase usually signifies a holiday a trip the expectation of something new and good not so for little Hana and children like her I d love for Levine or someone to write an lengthier version catering to adults I am sure there are many older readers who would like the option of reading about this subject Thank you to Brenda in Aussie Readers for bringing this book to my notice much appreciated For Levine s brilliance in opening kid s and the occasional adult s eyes 4


10 thoughts on “Hana's Suitcase

  1. says:

    5★“My son — Gabriel Zev Enright Levine — is six years old now too young to know Hana's story But when he is old enough I'll read it to him I hope he will be as drawn to Hana George and Fumiko as I was I also hope he will learn from the story that history matters and that despite the most unspeakable evil good people and good deeds can make a difference” In author’s acknowledgementsHere you can see the cover of the book a little

  2. says:

    Sometimes I tend to go round the bend and end up doing things that I'v made myself promise not to do Reading about Holocaust is one of those BIG NOs for me Not because I don't want to know about the horrors that transpired in the name of ethnic cleansing but rather I'v read SO MUCH about it that the stories will last me a lifetime or rather a few hundred to say the leastIt was one of those days when I broke my own vow and picked up this i

  3. says:

    This well written surprisingly enjoyable book starts in Czechoslovakia in the early 1900's where a little girl named Hana is born and grows up in a loving family with her older brother Then it switches for the next chapter to modern d

  4. says:

    This is a book designed for children but really it is for all of us It is timeless It’s tremendously touching and so sadA very motivated Japanese woman Fumiko Ishioka has set up a Holocaust Education Center in Tokyo to educate young Japanese children about the Holocaust something many in Japan are not aware of and by this try to get them to accept the diversity of human kind and avoid repeating what happened

  5. says:

    While reading this true story about an 13 year old holocaust victim written for children I couldn't help but be reminded of The Diary of a Young Girl and how in spite of the horrendous circumstances of both Anne and Hana our spirits can be uplifted Fumiko Ishioka Director of the Tokyo Holocaust Museum lovingly devoted herself to insuring that Japanese children would learn what happened to six million Jews of which one and a half million we

  6. says:

    I did not realize at first that the novel was predominantly for children thus I felt a little let down but only a very little Hana's Suitcase taught me about a part of the Holocaust which was previously not known to me The story saddened me immeasurably; a suitcase usually signifies a holiday a trip the expectation of something new

  7. says:

    Wow What an amazing story I read this in about one hour I loved the juxtaposition of the two stories told together Hana was a young Jewish girl who did not survive the Holocaust The book is a tale of Hana her family and the

  8. says:

    Title Hana's SuitcaseType StandaloneAuthor Karen LevineFirst Published On Jan 1 2002Rating 5 stars '' Hana Brady thirteen years old was the own

  9. says:

    Hana's Suitcase is a surprisingly well written and entertaining story despite the tragic tone contained in the bookThis isn't a simple story about the Holocaust This is the tale of a young childwho is too innocent to face the horrors she had to endure and also of a girl willing to do anything to prevent such horrors from occurring againOne

  10. says:

    Hana's Suitcase was such a powerful and emotional story Fumiko Ishioka's relentless pursuit for the truth and Hana Brady's tragic journey collide in this remarkable true story Written for a younger audience Hana's Suitcase is an excellent book to begin teaching children about the Holocaust