Your Name Is Renée

Your Name Is Renée

Ruth Kapp Hartz's Story as A Hidden Child in Nazi-occupied France

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Baker & Taylor
Tells the story of a young Jewish girl who survived in Nazi occupied France posing as a French gentile

Oxford University Press
In Nazi-occupied France in 1941, four-year-old Ruth Kapp learns that it is dangerous to use her own name. "Remember," her older cousin Jeannette warns her, "your name is Renee and you are French!"
A deeply personal book, this true story recounts the chilling experiences of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust. The Kapp family flees one home after another, helped by simple, ordinary people from the French countryside who risk their lives to protect them. Eventually the family is forced to separate, and young Ruth survives the war in an orphanage where she is not allowed to see or even mention her parents. Without the trappings of lofty language or the faceless perspective of history, this first-person account poignantly recreates the terror of war seen through the eyes of an innocent child. Your Name Is Renee is a tale of suffering and redemption, fear and hope, which is bound to stir even the most hardened heart.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780195132595
0195132599
Branch Call Number: 940.5318092 C865y 1999 TEEN
Characteristics: xxii, 214 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm

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