“But Oskar”, Bobby inquired, “What is a miracle?” Oscar thought for a while about how best to answer the question.
“A miracle,” he said, “Is a very special occurrence in one’s life when something wonderful and seemingly impossible happens.”
This story, written by Holocaust child survivor George Sternfeld, is about miracles, of chance meetings, lives saved and friendships formed. It is the story of Oskar, a four year old Polish boy with a silver dreidel in his pocket, of Mietek, his cousin, who makes magic with his hands, and of Chesh, who struggles to find the light.
A heartfelt tale, ‘A Miracle in my Pocket’ introduces young readers to the Holocaust with the message of noticing life’s miracles and finding compassion.
Published by Sydney Jewish Museum, Paperback, 54 pages