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Sarah's Survival By Lise Marlowe
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Read the incredible story of a young Jewish girl who help to save her family during the German occupation of Yugoslavia. Sarah Danon Meller was born in Split, Yugoslavia, to hard-working, happy... More > parents and had three siblings. This small city, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea was home to about 200 Jewish people. In April 1941, Germany invaded Yugoslavia giving Croatia to Italy, their wartime ally. In order to survive Sarah's family members would become Partisan fighters in the mountains. Ten-year-old Sarah used her wit and willful influence to flee from danger when the Nazis rounded up Jews in Split. Before the war was over, Sarah would board the Henry Gibbins with 1,000 refugees to Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY, where she was put into a camp as a guest of President Roosevelt with the promise to return to her home country at the end of the war. Sarah Meller speaks to hundreds of students and inspires them to not hate, but to instead show love to everyone.< Less

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