Waiting for Anya Themes

Michael Morpurgo
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Atrocities of War

During World War II, the Germans had the idea that Jews were criminals who weakened the government and the pure Aryan bloodlines of true Germans. For this reason, the Germans rounded up all the Jews in their own country and the countries they invaded during the war and placed them in camps where they would be put to death or worked to death.

Benjamin is a Jewish man living in Paris when the war begins. Despite word of what the Germans are doing to Jews in Germany, Benjamin believes himself and his daughter to be safe because of where they live. However, when Germany invades Paris, Benjamin realizes he must quickly move himself and his daughter out of the area. Unfortunately, Benjamin loses his daughter during an air raid on the road and he comes to Madame Horcada's farm to wait for her to find him...

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