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What the Night Sings kindle Ñ Hardcover read ì vesper stamper ↠ A teen Holocaust survivor must come to terms with who she is and how to rebuild her lifeAfter losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps Gerta is finally liberated only to find herself completely alone Without hJust might be falling for despite her feelings for someone else With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever Gerta must choose how to build a new future A must read

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Y alone Without her Papa her music or even her true identity she must move past the task of surviving and onto living her life In the displaced persons camp where she is staying Gerta meets Lev a fellow teen survivor who she Stamper opens her Young Adult novel about survivors of the Holocaust with the liberation of Bergen Belsen Sixteen year old Gerta is skeletal and ill with typhus She has survived the Camp by being a member of the Camp orchestra playing her father’s viola Taught to play by her father the viola allows her to feel close to him—and it gives her comfort However her true love is singing Unfortunately the horrific conditions of her incarceration have damaged her vocal chords—perhaps foreverIronically Gerta was not even aware that she was Jewish when she and her father were picked up by the Germans in Koln Her father had purchased forged identification papers and lived his life in a way to avoid notice by the authorities It didn’t work Eventually he was discovered and ended up in the ovens of the concentration campSo with liberation Gerta is free at last Well actually only sort of free She is living in a guarded British camp She has no family No home No sense of who she is—a musician yes but not a great one Slowly she opens herself up to friendship—particularly with Lev Lev knows exactly who he is—an Orthodox Jew from Poland and a journalist Just as music has sustained Gerta religion has sustained Lev But Gerta knows nothing about Judaism And a relationship beyond mere friendship is just too much too soonThis historical fiction novel helps the reader to understand what happened to teenagers AFTER their rescue It was tough They were orphaned refugees still shunned in their home countries and facing an uncertain future How can one not feel enormous compassion for their situation? Highly recommend

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What the Night SingsA teen Holocaust survivor must come to terms with who she is and how to rebuild her lifeAfter losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps Gerta is finally liberated only to find herself completel Am I your friend? Then trust me you want to read this book Don't read it or buy it for the wonderful weight of paper or the font or the smell of ink They are all wonderfully apt choices Read it for the journey your heart will make with Gerta Read it for remembering a piece of history too oft relegated to statistics and numbers too mind boggling to comprehend Read it to trace your own humanity This is not only good young adult fiction it is good literature The story is an immersive experience for your imagination engaging sight sound smell taste and touch The illustrations are as key to the story telling as the words on the page; don't rush past them or you will miss something wonderful in the telling Well done Ms Stamper Well done