Where's Sylvia? : the story of an American child lost in Nazi Germany / as told to Linda LaMura McFadden
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- Where is Sylvia?
Story of an American child lost in Nazi Germany
- Lexington, KY : Linda LaMura McFadden, 2011, c2006
Where's Sylvia? is a true story. Only six, Little Sylvia leaves her parents and their bakery in the Bronx, NY to go to Germany with her Aunt Betty and Uncle Walter. They are supposed to bring her back before school starts in the fall. They don't. They can't. It's Autumn, of 1939. Hitler's Blitzkrieg is in motion. Europe is at war. Sylvia is going to have wait a lifetime. A U.S. citizen, she will become an Enemy Alien when America enters World War II. Through the duration she'll live with nuns, go to German schools and flee to Bavaria with Walter, Betty and their two infants to escape the relentless bombings in the Rhineland. Her father has abondened her ; Walter is drafted into the German Army. Without her mother she must learn to survive the Allied invasions from the east and west and hope to be rescued. Her mother's terror, is Syliva alive? Everyone in America is waiting and wants to know? Where's Sylvia?
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