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Tell No One Who You Are
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Tell No One Who You Are
The Hidden Childhood of Regine Miller
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During the days of Nazi terror in Europe, many Jewish children were taken from their families and hidden. Régine Miller was one such child, who left her mother, father, and brother when she was 10 years old. Utterly alone as she is shunted from place to place, told to tell no one she is Jewish, she hears that her mother and brother have been taken by the SS, the German secret police. Only her desperate hope that her father will return sustains her. At war’s end she must learn to live with the terrible truth of “the final solution,” the Nazi’s extermination camps.

The people who sheltered Régine cover a wide spectrum of human types, ranging from callous to kind, fearful to defiant, exploitive to caring. This is a story of a brave girl and an equally brave woman to tell the story so many years later.
During the days of Nazi terror in Europe, many Jewish children were taken from their families and hidden. Régine Miller was one such child, who left her mother, father, and brother when she was 10 years old. Utterly alone as she is shunted from place to place, told to tell no one she is Jewish, she hears that her mother and brother have been taken by the SS, the German secret police. Only her desperate hope that her father will return sustains her. At war’s end she must learn to live with the terrible truth of “the final solution,” the Nazi’s extermination camps.

The people who sheltered Régine cover a wide spectrum of human types, ranging from callous to kind, fearful to defiant, exploitive to caring. This is a story of a brave girl and an equally brave woman to tell the story so many years later.
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About the Author-
  • Tundra’s WALTER BUCHIGNANI was born in Montreal, Quebec. He graduated from Concordia with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science. He has worked at the Montreal Gazette since 1987, first as a reporter, then feature writer, and now as a copy editor. Buchignani now writes regularly about Formula One auto racing, one of his favorite pastimes.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from August 29, 1994
    Regine Miller was 10 when her teenage brother was taken by the Nazis. Not long after, her father, determined to protect her from the perils facing Jews in WWII Brussels, sent Regine to the relatively safe but cheerless house of a widow who seemed more interested in the money she received from Regine's father than in Regine herself. Buchignani, a journalist who met Miller at a 1991 gathering of Jews who survived WWII in hiding, tells the story as if it were a novel, recreating Regine's experiences with aching clarity. The reader shares Regine's loneliness with the widow, her devastation when her father abruptly disappears and her terror at being sent into a succession of mostly unloving homes. Unlike Anne Frank or the heroines of Johanna Reiss's The Upstairs Room, Regine eventually "hides" in plain sight-given a false identity, she dares not tell even the few sympathetic adults she meets that she is Jewish, much less share her fears about her own family. Buchignani sets Regine's tale into context with brief end notes about the fate of Jews in Belgium and organized resistance in aid of Jewish children; he conveys both a human drama and a chilling moment in history. Ages 12-up.

  • Publishers Weekly

    "Buchignani...[recreates] Régine's experiences with aching clarity...he conveys both a human drama and a chilling moment in history."

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