Out of Hiding

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Out of Hiding: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to America
Author: Gruener, Ruth
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 1938-2019
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Poland, United States
Topics: Holocaust, Immigration, Jewish Refugees
Genre: Non-Fiction
Reading Age: Middle Grade
Format: Memoir
Published: 2020

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Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun.In war-ravaged Europe, they waited for paperwork for a chance to come to America. Once they arrived in Brooklyn, they began to build a new life, but spoke little English. Ruth started at a new school and tried to make friends -- but continued to fight nightmares and flashbacks of her time during World War II. The family's perseverance is a classic story of the American dream, but also illustrates the difficulties that millions of immigrants face in the aftermath of trauma.This is a gripping and human account of a survivor's journey forward with timely connections to refugee and immigrant experiences worldwide today.

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