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Kanada Kanada The name meant untold riches and promise to Jutka a young Hungarian girl who was captivated by stories of a vast majestic country where people were able to breathe free of hatred and prejudic

  • Title: Kanada
  • Author: Eva Wiseman
  • ISBN: 9780887767296
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kanada The name meant untold riches and promise to Jutka, a young Hungarian girl who was captivated by stories of a vast, majestic country where people were able to breathe free of hatred and prejudice Freedom was in short supply, but hatred was everywhere in Hungary as hundreds of thousands of Jews were deported to concentration camps during the last year of WWII JutkaKanada The name meant untold riches and promise to Jutka, a young Hungarian girl who was captivated by stories of a vast, majestic country where people were able to breathe free of hatred and prejudice Freedom was in short supply, but hatred was everywhere in Hungary as hundreds of thousands of Jews were deported to concentration camps during the last year of WWII Jutka, her friends, and her family are sent to Auschwitz.In that hellish place, there was another Kanada It was the ironic name given to the storehouse at Auschwitz where the possessions, clothing and jewelry stripped from the victims were deposited, and where Jutka was put to work The war may have ended, but it did not end the suffering of many of the inmates of concentration camps Many had no homes to go to, and if they did, they were not welcome Hundreds went back to Poland and were murdered Famished, diseased, and homeless, they lived in the hopelessness of camps, wondering if they could ever find a home in the world Some went to Israel, but for Jutka there was only one dream left her the dream of a country full of hope, where she would no longer have to live in fear.Eva Wiseman s powerful novel describes the war and its long, difficult aftermath with compassion and tenderness.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. It is very sad to see the world through Jutka's eyes, especially when she gets separated from her friends and has to stay home as she's banned from attending school. The hatred from some of the characters just makes you want to seethe in anger at how horribly they've treated Jutka and her family. It almost wants you to jump in and throttle these people. It's very well written in the first person point of view, and Jutka is portrayed as just a normal teenage girl with friends and family she loves [...]

    2. In Kanada, winner of the 2007 Geoffrey Bilson Award, Eva Wiseman returns to familiar territory—the history of Hungarian Jews—but this book is a darker journey. As the novel begins, 14-year-old Jutka enjoys an innocent afternoon sledding with friends on a snowy slope in her hometown. But it is 1944, her father and brother have already been conscripted to a forced labour regiment, and nothing is innocent. Soon Jutka is on another, more sinister slope—a descent into a hell beyond imagining. F [...]

    3. WW2 story of a Hungarian Jewish girl and her hardship being sent to a concentration camp. Hope abounds in her determination to survive, new-made friends, strenth of religion, and inner character. While a bit too simplistic for me, the general knowledge gained about the holocaust for most YAs will make this a popular book.

    4. It was very sad and also very graphic. It had a lot of information and it made want to know more about the holocaust.It was a very sad time in history. I didn't like the ending however, it wasn't what I expected. In total it was a good book.

    5. A Holocaust novel, with some new-to-me information about the DP camps, but mostly the young voice was annoying. I guess I just wasn't the right demographic.

    6. Ever since reading Number the Stars, I've been fascinated by the Holocaust. The idea that humans could turn on each other like that has always been a disturbing idea, and the Salem Witch Trials, Japanese-American Internment Camps, Slavery and other similar topics have also attracted me for the same reason. This was in some ways yet another novel about a Jewish girl's journey from persecution to Concentration Camp to a new life after the war, but I think in a way that having this same story repea [...]

    7. CANADA or KANADA?Air sirens howling, bombs and gun are exploding! Guns are getting fired, people in the distance are crying. World War two is in the mist. The book “Kanada” is a story about a young girl named Jukta from Hungary. The character is easy to relate to. She always heard stories about the real Canada and how nice it was. People told her about the beauty and peacefulness of it there. She imagined snow and Mounties. Jukta has a picture of her aunt in Ottawa and that’s how she knows [...]

    8. Although Jutka Weltner is a fictional character, her story is very real. Author, Eva Wiseman, based most of the events in the book on the experiences her mother and father endured before the war, in Auschwitz and in the DP camps following the war.Although the story takes place in a relatively short time frame, February 1944 to August 1946, 14 year-old Jutka is witness to more horror and inhumanity than most people will ever experience in a lifetime. Just as the horror can bring out the worst in [...]

    9. I purchased this book thinking it would go into detail about a prisoner's experiences working in what was termed Kanada in Auschwitz.Kanada was the place where all the valuables stolen from those interned in the death camp were warehoused, sorted and anything worth anything was shipped back to Hitler's Reich to become the wealth of prominent Nazis or plain goods for Germans who needed clothing and shoes.However, the main character only spent one day working in Kanada and that was it. She chose t [...]

    10. This book tells the story of a young Jewish-Hungarian girl during the Holocaust. We follow Jutka from the day of the invasion through her stay in a Ghetto as well as Auschwitz. The book uses the idea of Canada - both the country and the nickname prisoners gave to the building in Auschwitz that held all the items the Nazis had stolen from the prisoners. It's hard to say that I enjoyed the story given the nature of the subject-matter, but I found it compelling. Jutka is a believable character and [...]

    11. For being a young adult novel, I thought it was pretty graphic. However, it's about the Holocaust. Can't really gloss over that. The book traces a Jewish girl from when things began to change for Jews in Hungary through life in the ghetto through life in Auschwitz to a DP Camp, and then to the beginning of her journey for a new life. I liked that the reader could see glimpses of all these ways of life, as it is rare to read about the ghettos, and even rarer to read about life after emancipation [...]

    12. I just finished reading this book and it wasn't the best. This was my novel study project for school. I did like the story plot and how it was going, but the author never went in depth about the main character, Jutka's, feelings. It was a story that I could've written. While reading this book I even thought of better ways of reconstructing sentences in the book. Also, the ending was terrible. It ended with Jutka's last motion(TINY SPOILER: I wiped away my tears) which is bad. The last sentence o [...]

    13. I was happy with Jutka's final decision, but I really wanted to read more about Kanada. I had read about it a little bit in another book, so I was looking forward to learning more about it, only to be disappointed. However, I did enjoy the whole Canada angle.

    14. An amazing story, i usually dont read these types of books but this one is really good it really made me think of what happend during that time!

    15. amazing book read back in 2006. Signed by Eva herself does anyone know how I can get a hold of her would be a great help in tracking down a quilt that my mom made for her!!

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