The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Kristin Harmel’s research into Jewish forest settlements contributes richness to this captivating World War II tale.

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Review of ‘The Forest of Vanishing Stars’

Yona, born Inge, doesn’t remember much about her parents or the world outside the forest. The day before her second birthday, Yona was stolen from her German parents by an elderly Jewish woman named Jerusza. Jerusza was driven by intuition; she knew she must take the girl from her family and into the forest.


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