The true story of Edith Schwalb, a young Jewish girl who was saved from the Nazis by the courage of the entire French village of Moissac

La description

Hiding Edith is the remarkable story of a young girl and the village that helped her. Its mayor and citizens concealed the presence of hundreds of Jewish children who lived in a safe house.


  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award: Alberta Children’s Choice 2008
  • Short-listed, Canadian Library Association "Book of the Year for Children" 2007
  • Short-listed, Ontario Library Association - Golden Oak Award 2009
  • Winner, Yad Vashem Prize for Children's Holocaust Literature 2009
  • Winner, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award 2008
  • Winner, Ontario Library Association – Silver Birch Award (Non-Fiction) 2007
  • Commended, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-fiction 2006
  • Winner, Olive Branch Book Award (Non-Fiction) 2007
  • Commended, Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award – A Notable Book for Older Readers 2007


"…this account of survivors uses the truth of a young child's viewpoint to move readers and bring history close."

- Booklist

"Kacer expands upon her brilliant use of the Holocaust theme, found in The Secret of Gabi's Dresser and Clara's War."

- Voice (Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario)

"Kacer has made an engaging, intelligent story out of many hours of interviews with Edith Schwalb."

- Toronto Star

"It is a tale that needed to be told, and told it is."

- The Globe and Mail

"Facts about the Holocaust are presented deftly for young readers and are supplemented with black and white photos."

- Kliatt

"Kacer makes a difficult topic manageable for young readers, avoiding graphic horrors without trivializing the events."

- Resource Links

"Edith's story stands out for its child-eyed perspective recounted in an easily readable, intriguing narrative."

- Kirkus Reviews

"The story is told in an engaging style and manages to present this dark period of history in a clear, interesting manner."

- Geist

"This book is quite interesting and the photos provide another layer of education. The author did an excellent job in telling the story of Edith Schwalb Gelbard."

- Holocaust Resources Blog

"Winning the Yad Vashem prize is a huge honor for Kathy and a source of great pride for Second Story Press and the Israeli publisher of the book, Schocken."