Stranger to Her Peoples
Jenny Reynolds, a young south African convert to Judaism, was full of eager anticipation as she set out from Johannesburg on the "March of the Living" tour, to visit the scenes of the Holocaust. It becomes an unforgettable experience - in a very unexpected way. During an unscheduled overnight stopover in Switzerland, Jenny is shocked to discover that there may be a dark secret buried in her family's past. She finds herself confronted with an evasive, aunt in Zurich and a mysterious elderly uncle in Munich, whom she had rarely even heard mention of by her parents. Disturbing questions besiege her.
Obsessed with her search for answers, and frightened of what she might discover, Jenny shuttles desperately between the tragic world of the returning holocaust survivors and the sinister world of modern day Germany's resurgent Nazi movement. Whichever way she turns, she finds herself a stranger to her people.
- By Ruth Benjamin
- (207 Pages)Ages 12+ Publisher: C.I.S., 1993