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My Journey with Alex

Ruth Almog
AGE: 11-16

The story of brothers Erwin and Alex is similar to that of many children who lost their parents during the Holocaust and wandered from place to place, hiding all the time and suffering in body and soul.
This story is told by Erwin, who lived in the German city, Worms. His physician father is taken away by the Nazis, and his mother decides to send her two sons by train, alone, to their uncle Marcus in Strasbourg where he lives as a Christian. The children are warned not to reveal their Jewish identity. When the Germans invade Strasbourg, Marcus and his wife take Alex and flee to Montpellier. Erwin is sent to stay with a French peasant family. After the war, Erwin returns to Montpellier to look after his brother, as he had promised his mother. He and Alex emigrate to Eretz Israel, where his mother`s sister lives in a cooperative village. Alex gradually overcomes the trauma of those years and finds comfort in horses.

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My Journey with Alex
Title My Journey with Alex
Author’s Last Name Almog
Author's First Name Ruth
Language(s) Hebrew, German, Chinese, Serbian
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1999
No. Pages 105 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Masa Sheli Im Alex
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Frankfurt, Sauerlander, 2002
Serbian: Belgrade, Book & Marco, 2008
Chinese: Nanjing, Jiangsu Children's Pub., 2016

A Little Coat 
Chinese: Hefei, Anhui Literature & Art, 1998
German: Gerlingen, Bleicher, 2000

Selected Stories
German: Mohlin, Rauhreif, 1992

Magic Bird
Portuguese: Lisbon, Vega, 2011

Manuscripts available in English translation (for publishers only) 
A Little Coat
The Exile (partial)
Selected stories

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