Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen

Taken from her home in Poland by the Nazi soldiers, Luba's life was spared probably because she was thought to be a nurse who could take care of soldiers at a concentration camp called Bergen-Belsen. One night, she heard the cries of children, and went searching for them to find 54 Dutch children left to die in a field on a a cold snowy night. She sneaked the children back to the barracks and when the women were frightened of being caught, she asked "What if they were your children?" Despite the danger, Luba took many risks to provide for the children and keep them hidden. Though they faced freezing nights, hunger and illness, all but two of the children managed to survive until their liberation. Honor Book for Younger Children, 2004.


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