Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood during World War Two
Age Level:Middle Grade
Genre:Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
The author was only six years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. She and her mother go into hiding with the help of some Gentiles, but their hiding place happens to be next door to the Gestapo headquarters. For the two years they are in hiding, Nelly records her fears, hopes, and dreams through art and in a journal.