"I stop breathing when a soldier comes in. I can see his shiny boots from my hiding place under the bunk. I know he isn’t nice and wants to kill kids. I hold my breath until the soldier goes away. Then I hear the machine guns."
This book is a fresh perspective of World War II and its casualties through the eyes of a spirited, precocious child. Chiel loves feeling like a hero and enjoys the adventure without thinking about the danger.
He is instrumental in helping his family escape from a Nazi concentration camp and then again, over the border from East Berlin to the Western sector.
After Chiel arrives in America at age 11, he struggles with survivor guilt. As he matures into an adult inside the man, beats the heart of a boy, who, against all odds, fought against the Nazi’s and won his own freedom.
Publisher: Story Publications
Hardback / Paperback / 132 pages
B F Jochnowitz born and educated in Boston, Massachusetts, has always been passionate about writing. She and her husband owned and operated a publishing firm in Marblehead, Massachusetts—specializing in editing and typesetting college textbooks. A POLISH BOY: The Youngest Partisan is a tribute to the life of her late husband.