What would you do if, at nine years of age, you arrived home to find your family and friends had disappeared, rounded up by the Nazis? Jack Kuper lived this nightmare, and Child of the Holocaust is the suspenseful true story of his desperate attempts to survive persecution and extermination in Poland. Forced to abandon his Jewish upbringing and disguise his true identity to hide from the death squads, Jack grew up a stranger in his own skin. Initially finding refuge with a local family, Jack's youthful tenderness for daughter-of-the-house Genia belies the terrifying aggression and virulent destruction outside. Eventually turned out by a loving foster mother in fear for her family's life, Jack wandered the treacherous Polish soil. This is his unforgettable account of suffering and, ultimately, survival in the face of the most extreme privation and hatred. For this new edition of a lost classic, Jack Kuper has revisited the manuscript for the first time since he wrote it more than forty years ago, adding new material and including the real names of those who helped him.