Syria in the 1970s is a dangerous place for Jews. Beatings, pogroms, and arrests are terrifying the community. Zaki wants to escape, for a safer life in Israel. But it will mean following a secret plan fraught with risk and fleeing without saying goodbye to his family. And if he gets caught, he will certainly be arrested.
This is the true story of a brave and determined teenage boy. Join him on his harrowing escape to a land where he can finally find safety and freedom. Readers will be fascinated to learn about Syria’s Jewish community and the hardships that resulted in Zaki’s daring plan to escape from Syria.
The Escape series provides readers with compelling, true narratives of Jewish heroism and survival. Each book includes engaging photographs, a timeline, and a glossary.
Author: Shira Yehudit Djalilmand
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