New York City
Grades 7-12 These programs are for School Groups and Home-Schooled Children only
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Dear Esther is based on the true story of Esther Terner Raab, a Holocaust survivor who escaped from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in eastern Poland and the site of a rebellion by the death camp workers against their Nazi captors. Created by the author as a result of extensive interviews with Esther and incorporating real letters written to Esther by students who heard her speak, Dear Esther, chronicles the main character’s personal journey into understanding her past. Through interaction with her own conscience and the reaction of students as written in personal letters to her, Esther confronts many of the themes that define this devastating period in world history.