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I am so appreciative to Aranka Siegal for sharing her experiences with us.
This was the first book I read about the Shoah in Hungary, and it was so fascinating that it got me interested in all things Hungarian.
I recommend this book because you really get the feel of how hard this young girl had it growing up.
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 1 month 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 16 months ago 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
It was a very interesting and informing book. It was easy to feel for the characters. I highly recommend it for people who are interested in the lives of young holocaust victims.Published on March 7, 2004
In this narrative we see through childish eyes an ordinary family trying to hold on to decency and the dignity of the individual while their country (Hungary) falls into ruin under... Read morePublished on October 14, 2003 by Simple tool
A powerful story about a family in the grip of Nazi Gremany. So moving, I was glad it was a novel. The pain of seeing family members brutalized by the German soldiers is... Read morePublished on March 31, 2002 by Robert T. Dunton