OnceBook - 2005
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After living in an Catholic orphanage for nearly four years, a naive Jewish boy runs away and embarks on a journey across Nazi-occupied Poland to find his parents. This is followed by Then and Now.
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Felix is a Jew, in World War 2. He is sent to live in a catholic orphanage so he will be safe from the Nazis. He escapes from the orphanage and goes to find his mum and dad. On the way he makes a good friend Zelda. This is a good book.
Once, by Morris Gletizman, is a book about a nine-year-old Jewish boy who escaped from a Catholic orphanage planning to find his parents. It is set in 1942, during World War II, when Adolf Hitler tried to eliminate the Jewish population in Europe. During this time of the Holocaust, Hitler’s supporters, the Nazis, killed many Jews and people who helped them. The story is written from the perspective of a young boy, called Felix, trying to understand what was really happening around him. The story ends when Felix and his friend Zelda jump from the train that was carrying the Jews to the concentration camp.