In the tumultuous months leading to the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, seven-year-old Tomi Wolfstein and his parents are forced to make many sacrifices. Freedom carries a terrible price.
Set in postwar Communist Hungary, in the fictional town of Békes, Never, Again is the story of seven-year-old Tomi Wolfstein, the son of Holocaust survivors who have never told him anything about their past experiences in the concentration camps. The story opens in the fall of 1956, when Tomi is about to start school, and chronicles his adventures and experiences in the months leading up to and during the Hungarian uprising. Never, Again is Tomi’s journey—physical, emotional and symbolic—from innocence to experience. It is about the complexities of being a child during turbulent times. It is about faith, prejudice, ignorance, hate, and nationalism, as well as kindness, loyalty, courage, and hope.