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A Boy of Old Prague

Class set

by Sulamith Ish-Kishor
(Dover Publications)

In this tale of tolerance, a young serf named Tomas discovers unexpected kindness in the Jewish ghetto after being sentenced to servitude for stealing. His inherited, hateful beliefs towards Jews are challenged as he settles into Jewish ghetto life in sixteenth century Prague. 

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