Mrs. Tuky (Gestetner) Treitel is a well respected member of the Montreal Jewish community where she’s lived for decades and raised a beautiful family. However, her experiences as a hidden child during WWII are always with her.
This inspiring chapter book takes young readers back to that dark and perilous time, allowing them to walk along with six-year-old Tuky, her little brother, and their cousin, as they leave a comfortable life and happy Jewish home to hide from the Nazis.
Will the three children be able to blend in with simple farm families in the Hungarian countryside? Will they remember they are Jewish? Will they be able to keep such a dangerous secret?
Excellent, age-appropriate introduction to the Holocaust for elementary school age children. Bonus material includes family photos, a historical note, and a recent interview with Mrs. Tuky (Gestetner) Treitel, by her daughter, Author Shterni Rosenfeld.
Tuky – The Story of a Hidden Child
Written by Shterni Rosenfeld / Cover and inside illustrations by Jacky Yahri
ISBN: 978-1-929628-85-8 / LCCN: 2015943144
Hardcover / Page count: 176 / Ages 8 to 12 / List price: $12.95
Publication Date: November 2015
History / Holocaust
A child of Holocaust survivors, Shterni (Treitel) Rosenfeld was always inspired by the miraculous survival of her mother’s family, and felt a responsibility to share the details with the next generation.
An alumna of Beth Rivkah Academy in Montreal, Shterni has been an educator for over 30
years. She is a community leader in adult Jewish women’s educational programs and is currently completing her Master’s in education. The author lives in Montreal with her husband Mendy. She is a proud mother and grandmother whose children are involved in Jewish education in the USA and Canada.