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Hana's Suitcase

A True Story
Levine, Karen (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
Authors: Levine, Karen, 1955-
Title: Hana's suitcase
a true story
Publisher: Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 2003.
Characteristics: 111 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Summary: A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
Audience: 730
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 52 10060
Accelerated Reader AR 50 10020
ISBN: 9781439592687
0807531480
9780807531471
9780757548420
0807531472
9780807531488
Statement of Responsibility: by Karen Levine
Study Program: Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.2 6.0 Quiz: 33865 Guided reading level: Y.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 2.0 Quiz: 60541.
Subject Headings: Czech Republic History 1938-1945. Nové Město nad Metují (Czech Republic) Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Czech Republic. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Study and teaching Japan. Jewish children in the Holocaust Czech Republic Nové Město nad Metují Biography Juvenile literature. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Czech Republic Nové Město nad Metují Biography Juvenile literature. Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center. Horokōsuto Kyōiku Shiryō Sentā Ishioka, Fumiko. Brady, Hana. Brady, Hana Juvenile literature.
Topical Term: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
LCCN: 2002027439
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Omg its like so sad made me so sad. I wish everyone would just get along and be friends so there wouldn't be wars.

This is one of the best books i've ever read!!!! It definitely captures the difficulties and all the struggles from the Holocaust... it's just a book you have to read. No words will help explain except for those in the book written by Karen Levine. I am so glad that i chose this book for a book report in school, inspiring, beautiful, meaningful and everything else! A short but amazing novel that I say everyone should read at least once in their lives. Something very important to learn about and raise awareness like Fumiko Ishioka did.

Jul 25, 2013
  • learn4life rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was really sad. Hana didn't even know that she was going to be put into a gas chamber instead of meeting up with her older brother. But otherwise, it was a great true story. I even met George Brady, her brother, at my school.

May 02, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

In essence, Hana's Suitcase is two stories: the first of Fumiko, a Japanese woman in the year 2000, working to bring the Holocaust to children in Japan who would never learn of it otherwise; the second of Hana and her family, the Bradys, and how their life in Nove Mesto is brought tumbling down once the Nazis invade. It is very much an introductory book for young children, not one that will offer anything new to those eleven up. It puts a human face on one of the largest genocides in history and explains every term (concentration camp, Kristallnacht, etc.) in sufficient detail for a beginner's understanding. It will be fascinating and terrifying to a newbie, but for anyone already familiar with the Shoah, it won't even register; it may even seem dull and dry in contrast to the great works of art composed since to memorialize the experiences of those victims involved. For someone who has never heard of the Holocaust, I would recommend this book, but for the majority of people who are fully aware of its horrors, I'd suggest you skip it.

It's such a sad story she was going get sent to the gas chambers

Jan 01, 2012
  • Sangkari_29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i loved this book because i just like book to do with the holocaust i read a book called diary of anne frank it is so sad i love books like this hana's suitcase is a heart touching story about a jewish family who got seperated the suitcase is still in a museum. if u know any books to do with the holocaust write it as a comment thanx!!

gymnasticsfan28 aren't they like so good have you read the series of unfortunate events there good too but there not books to do with the hohlocaust:)

@sangbang I love books on the Holocaust too! I haven't read Hana's suitcase, but hope to very soon. There are two other Holocaust books that I know of. 'The Children of Bergen-Belsen' (also known as 'Hetty') by Hetty E Verlome., and 'Let Me Whisper You my Story' by Moya Simons.

I loved this book. We read it in class and we started to cry.

I watched the movie, it was really good, so I'm looking forward to reading the book.

Jun 16, 2011
  • Halfbloodprincess rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Despite some of the depressing parts this book is really well written, it was the only book about the Holocaust that I have ever found enjoyable.

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May 02, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 14, 2011
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Oct 14, 2008
  • Twoey Gray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hana Brady and family are Jews living in a dangerous place during the Holocaust. The struggle with separation, grief, and fear of the unknown all while they know that their days are numbered. Young Hana must be brave and take responsibilty in order to cling to the remainging fragments of her crumbling family.

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A interview with George Brady

This is a video that my teacher found on youtube. It is a interview of George Brady, who is Hana Brady's brother. An awesome video lots of info. You must see.

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