The Night of the Burning

The Night of the Burning

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The story begins in Poland in 1921, set in a little known period of history - the periods between the World Wars. It's the story of Devorah and her sister, who escape the Night of the Burning in their village during the Jewish pogroms, and their incredible journey to safety, led by philanthropist Isaac Ochberg. Based on a true story, it's a powerful and utterly compelling first-person account of the trauma experienced by a child, and her subsequent journey from despair through to hope.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 150g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747591342
  • 9780747591344
  • 589,654

About Linda Press Wulf

Linda Press Wulf has worked as an editor, journalist and English teacher. Born in South Africa and resident at one time or another of Canada, Japan and Israel, she has lived for nine years now in California with her husband Stanley Wulf and her two sons. Stanley is in real-life the third child of the Devorah in this story. He went to medical school and, by coincidence, won the Isaac Ochberg Award. One man, Isaac Ochberg, changed the lives of two generations of the same family.show more

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'Heartbreaking and poignant with a touching, positive conclusion' Kirkus Reviewsshow more

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130 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 28% (37)
4 40% (52)
3 23% (30)
2 8% (10)
1 1% (1)
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