Monday, 13 June 2011

Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine

Czechoslovakia, Japan and Canada.  Three different country, three different continent. All connected to each other by one name. Hana Brady.

In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at Holocaust Education Center - Tokyo Japan. 'Hana Brady, May 16 1931, Waisenkind' were written on the outside of that suitcase. Waisenkind is Germany for Orphan.

Who's Hana Brady?
What is she look like?
What's happened to her?
Is she alive?

That kind of question (and still many more of them) were asked by kid's when they see Hana's Suitcase in Exhibition room of that center. Fumiko Ishikawa, Director of Holocaust Education Center worked hard to find the answer. 

Hana Brady. Pretty young Jewish gal with blond hair and blue eyes. Lived happily with her parent and older brother George. Her world was great. Full with laugh, joy and fun. Playing and dancing. But all then fade away and turn into never ending nightmares when Hitler with his NAZI start to give so many boundaries for Jewish. 

No more school. No more movie. No more friends. Not even Mom and Dad. NAZI take her mom and dad away. Then she and George were to sent away to a concentration camp where she got to work in field with less meal. Life get even worst. They took George to. They were separated. 

Alone with no family besides her, Hana strive to survive. Her dreams is to see her brother again. 

On October 23 1944, after a night on train, Hana and so many other Jewish arrived on a place. There she joined with many other hostage in a big barrack. Should she found her brother there??

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