“A standout . . . truly riveting . . . to pair off quite nicely with Anne Frank’s classic Diary . . .” —Midwest Book Review
AN AWARD-WINNING HOLOCAUST NOVEL
Escape in Time, by Israeli author Ronit Lowenstein-Malz Z"L, is a riveting story about a family’s survival during the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungary. Suitable for ages 12 and up, the story is based upon Ronit's family’s actual memoirs and follows the courageous story of the Eneman family as they make daring escapes and survive in plain sight of the Arrow Cross and the Nazis. The novel is a wonderful companion for students studying World War II and the Holocaust. The Hebrew edition of Escape in Time--נס של אהבה (Nes Shel Ahava), A Miracle of Love--was awarded the Yad Vashem Prize for Children's Holocaust Literature in 2008. The book is also a Readers’ Favorite award winner for illustrations.
Nessya’s grandmother, Miri Eneman Malz, has friends, a loving family--and a secret: she is a Holocaust survivor. When twelve-year-old Nessya learns the truth, she wants to know what happened. After decades of silence, Grandma Miri decides it’s time to tell her story.
It all begins one terrible day in the spring of 1944, when Germany crosses Hungary’s border and soldiers arrive in Miri’s hometown of Munkács. Suddenly, the Jews are trapped and in danger.
Surrounded by war and unimaginable hatred, the family makes a daring escape. But that is only the beginning, and over the course of the year new threats continually confront them. Incredibly, despite numerous close calls, they defy the odds and live.
Based upon actual memoirs, this is the story of the Eneman family . . . of their remarkable ingenuity, astonishing luck, boundless courage, and unending love.
Interested in learning more about the Holocaust? The following books are wonderful companions to Escape in Time and will serve to further educate readers about this important period in history. For more information about the Holocaust in Hungary, please visit these two sites: