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28 days : a novel of resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto / David Safier ; translated by Helen MacCormac.

Safier, David, 1966- (author.). MacCormac, Helen, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y SAF (Text) 33500013249123 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y SAF (Text) 33500013249131 New Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250237149
  • ISBN: 1250237149
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: Hamburg : Rowohlt Verlag, 2014 in German under the title, 28 Tage lange.
Summary, etc.:
In Warsaw, Poland, in 1942, Mira faces impossible decisions after learning that the Warsaw ghetto is to be "liquidated," but a group of young people are planning an uprising against their Nazi captors.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    *Starred Review* Mira, 17, lives in the Warsaw Ghetto with her mother and sister. Her father is dead, and her brother is part of the Jewish Police and has little to do with his family. Conditions are terrible; food is very scarce, and one eats what one can get, even if it is a bit of non-kosher ham. To survive, Mira turns to smuggling items from outside the walls. Tighter restrictions close off even that source to her, and, to her horror, people are being transported to death camps. Mira uses her wits to keep her mother and sister safe, but the situation becomes hopeless. Eventually, she joins the resistance in the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto for the eponymous 28 days. Throughout this complex novel, rich in evocative detail, Mira's view evolves from a narrow focus on herself and her family to consideration of the larger community around her, reflected in her first-person narrative. Safier populates his novel with a variety of well-rounded fictional characters, as well as historical figures such as Rubinstein, the ghetto's jester, who posed as a madman in order to hurl insults at the Nazis, and Dr. Janusz Korczak, the director of the ghetto's orphanage, who chose to accompany the children in his care to their deaths. Although Mira is fictional, her story is real, a composite of the stories of those who were persecuted, suffered, and died. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David Safier is a bestselling German novelist and television writer whose credits include the TV series Berlin, Berlin, for which he was awarded the Adolf Grimme Award and an International Emmy Award for best comedy. He has written nine adult novels published in Germany. 28 Days is his first young adult novel, and his first novel published in the US. He lives in Berlin.

Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Juvenile fiction.
Jews > Poland > Juvenile fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Fiction.
Jews > Poland > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Poland > Fiction.
Warsaw (Poland) > History > Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943 > Fiction.
Poland > History > Occupation, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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