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Upon the Head of the Goat - A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944-logo

Upon the Head of the Goat - A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944

Aranka Siegal

In 1939, nine-year-old Piri is happy to spend her spring vacation at her grandmother Babi’s house in the Ukrainian countryside. There, Piri freely enjoys the meadows, rivers and wildflowers. In her busy household, Babi makes sure her granddaughter continues to speak Yiddish and observe the Sabbath. But there is a darker side to this paradise. The Hungarian soldiers riding through the beautiful landscape are a threat not only to the Ukrainians but also to Jews. And when Piri returns to Hungary, she hears rumors of the ghettos. Gradually, the young girl realizes that the world she loves has changed forever. Aranka Siegal’s powerful story is drawn from her own life. She was a survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. A Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Upon the Head of the Goat creates a personal view of the Holocaust that was mirrored in countless lives during that ominous time.

In 1939, nine-year-old Piri is happy to spend her spring vacation at her grandmother Babi’s house in the Ukrainian countryside. There, Piri freely enjoys the meadows, rivers and wildflowers. In her busy household, Babi makes sure her granddaughter continues to speak Yiddish and observe the Sabbath. But there is a darker side to this paradise. The Hungarian soldiers riding through the beautiful landscape are a threat not only to the Ukrainians but also to Jews. And when Piri returns to Hungary, she hears rumors of the ghettos. Gradually, the young girl realizes that the world she loves has changed forever. Aranka Siegal’s powerful story is drawn from her own life. She was a survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. A Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Upon the Head of the Goat creates a personal view of the Holocaust that was mirrored in countless lives during that ominous time.
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In 1939, nine-year-old Piri is happy to spend her spring vacation at her grandmother Babi’s house in the Ukrainian countryside. There, Piri freely enjoys the meadows, rivers and wildflowers. In her busy household, Babi makes sure her granddaughter continues to speak Yiddish and observe the Sabbath. But there is a darker side to this paradise. The Hungarian soldiers riding through the beautiful landscape are a threat not only to the Ukrainians but also to Jews. And when Piri returns to Hungary, she hears rumors of the ghettos. Gradually, the young girl realizes that the world she loves has changed forever. Aranka Siegal’s powerful story is drawn from her own life. She was a survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. A Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Upon the Head of the Goat creates a personal view of the Holocaust that was mirrored in countless lives during that ominous time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

7h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:10