Everything you need to understand or teach We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.
In Georgia Hunter's historical fiction novel We Were the Lucky Ones, the Kurc family of Poland contends with the increasingly perilous threat of the Nazi invasion. They endure the agonies of ghettos, sadistic violence, imprisonment, and a Siberian work camp. Having escaped Europe for the safety of Rio de Janeiro, middle son Addy Kurc meets his soulmate, but longs to know what has become of his family. The author develops themes related to atrocity, fear, love, and patriotic devotion to one's homeland.