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  • An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its Jewish occupants sent to camps. There, György find camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, illness, and death. He hears advice on preserving one's dignity and self-esteem. He discovers hatred. If he does survive and returns to Budapest, what will he find? What is natural; what is it to be a Jew? Sepia, black and white, and color alternate to shade the mood.

    - Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>
  • In Budapest, Hungary, the Jewish teenager György Köves is taken off a bus while going to work in a brickyard and sent to Buchenwald. In the concentration camp, he loses his innocence finding starvation, hatred, selfishness, sickness and death, but also friendship, sympathy and comradeship among the other prisoners.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

    - Written by Roberto C. Guión


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