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HISTORICAL FICTION

1940s & '50s

James Stephens

Logline

Poland 1939. After Nazi Germany conquers the Polish army in just over two weeks, and one Jewish family fight for survival begins. Like the rest of the once thriving Jewish community, they are all forced to leave there beautiful home in Warsaw, and into the slums of the ghettos. Inside these walled cities disease and starvation are rife, which is a daily part of ghetto life. However despite of all the degradation, the family settles into their new surroundings, and they take solace as they remain as a family. After several years of living this life, their world is again thrown into chaos, when orders are received to ‘liquidate’ the ghettos. Isaac and his son Jacob during their ‘normal’ day are rounded up, as are the other families and residences, by the ruthless and barbaric Nazi regime. To Isaac and Jacob’s horror, they helplessly stand and watch as Isaac’s wife Judith, and their baby daughter Eve; are torn away from them, and taken away, into a life of slavery.

Genre

Historical Fiction

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Warsaw Poland

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

Poland 1939. After Nazi Germany conquers the Polish army in just over two weeks, and one Jewish family fight for survival begins. Like the rest of the once thriving Jewish community, they are all forced to leave there beautiful home in Warsaw, and into the slums of the ghettos.

Ending Description

The family are reunited and repatriated after Auschwitz is liberated by the Russian forces. They leave their beloved Poland to start a new life afresh in the USA.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Jacob Horowitz

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Charming, Educated, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Isaac, Judith, Eve

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Charming, Educated, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Judith

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: Eve

Age: 4

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful

Logline

Poland 1939. After Nazi Germany conquers the Polish army in just over two weeks, and one Jewish family fight for survival begins. Like the rest of the once thriving Jewish community, they are all forced to leave there beautiful home in Warsaw, and into the slums of the ghettos. Inside these walled cities disease and starvation are rife, which is a daily part of ghetto life. However despite of all the degradation, the family settles into their new surroundings, and they take solace as they remain as a family. After several years of living this life, their world is again thrown into chaos, when orders are received to ‘liquidate’ the ghettos. Isaac and his son Jacob during their ‘normal’ day are rounded up, as are the other families and residences, by the ruthless and barbaric Nazi regime. To Isaac and Jacob’s horror, they helplessly stand and watch as Isaac’s wife Judith, and their baby daughter Eve; are torn away from them, and taken away, into a life of slavery.

Short Summary

Poland 1939. After Nazi Germany conquers the Polish army in just over two weeks, and one Jewish family fight for survival begins. Like the rest of the once thriving Jewish community, they are all forced to leave there beautiful home in Warsaw, and into the slums of the ghettos.


The family are reunited and repatriated after Auschwitz is liberated by the Russian forces. They leave their beloved Poland to start a new life afresh in the USA.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jacob Horowitz

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Charming, Educated, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous

Character 1

Name: Isaac, Judith, Eve

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Charming, Educated, Modest

Character 2

Name: Judith

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Beautiful

Character 3

Name: Eve

Age: 4

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful

Supplemental Materials

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