Caitlin's Awesome Book Reviews
( A Holocaust Story)
Authors: Malka Drucker and Michael Halperin
Jacob- a young Jewish boy who is in hiding from the Nazi soldiers
The Roslan Family- the family that takes Jacob in for hiding from the Nazi soldiers
The Nazi Soldiers- many German soldiers looking for Jews under the command of Hitler
What was the story about?
Jacob's Rescue is about a boy who was living a peaceful life as a Jew, but all of a sudden things are changing. First Jacob has to live in an apartment with his aunt and grandmother, then he is sent to live with a family he doesn't even know. His aunt tells him that the family he will be living with is very kind and is taking him into hiding from the Nazi soldiers who are looking for Jews and putting them into concentration camps. While Jacob is hiding in the Roslan's home, Nazi soldiers come into the house to check for any Jews that could be hiding. One day, Jacob gets sick and must see a doctor immediately before he gets even worse or dies. The Roslans hide Jacob in an old couch while on the way to the doctor. The doctor says he needs plenty of light and cannot be let outside. Keeping Jacob a secret is hard for the Roslan family, because every day someone might find out they are hiding a Jew and might be turned in to the Police. That would cost them Jacob's life and their own. Jacob is finally sent to America with the Rosans and is safe from the Nazis and Hitler.
Did you enjoy the book?
Yes, I did enjoy the book because it had excitement in every chapter and you never know if Jacob will get caught or not. This book was so thrilling, you will never want to put the book down!