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Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 Paperback – March 24, 2003
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“At the outbreak of World War II, 9-year-old Piri is visiting her grandmother in the Ukrainian countryside and is unable to return to her family in the Hungarian town of Beregszász. Aranka Siegal, the Piri of the narrative, finally comes home the following year but finds her life forever changed.” ―Starred, School Library Journal
“This is a book that should be read by all those interested in the Holocaust and what it did to young and old.” ―Isaac Bashevis Singer
“A simple and beautiful account of the life of a Jewish family as, step by step, war and anti-Semitism creep closer to the Hungarian town in which they live, finally engulfing them.” ―The New Yorker
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The book is also interesting because not all of Piri's siblings are at home, unlike many other Shoah books where all of the family are in the same house.Read more ›
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a fairly good book but not very dramatic and rather slow pacedPublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I got this book because my daughter needed it for school. She is enjoying it.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am a 12 year old boy and I had to read this book for my reading honors class and I loved the concept of the book but I felt it was confusing and lots of parts were unexplained. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nick
I pick up a lot of books for my children and myself at the library. I did not realize when I picked this up (it was on hold) that I'd intended it for my 10 year old. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Jazzmama
My mother saw fit to introduce me to the Holocaust when I was 11. Of course, I'd heard the word before that. I'd had a really rough sketchy idea of what it meant. Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by L. Perry
I think that you should read this book because it is clear and it gives a good description of what it was like for the Jews as the Holocaust began. Read morePublished on April 28, 2006 by Justin
Upon the Head of a Goat is a very good book. It gives a lot of back round pre-holocaust. The fact that it is a true story is even better. Read morePublished on April 27, 2006 by Whitney
I like history and the subject of World War II and Nazi Germany, that is why I was surprised how much I did not like this book. I found it boring and uninteresting. Read morePublished on April 23, 2006 by ryan janvrin