Saturday, April 25, 2009

Emil and KARL



FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1940 ,YANKEV GLATSHTEYN'S .
IN HIS ELEGANT TRANSLATION FROM THE ORIGENAL YIDDISH ,JEFFRY SHANDLER BRINGS US THIS LITERARY GEM IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME.

EMIL & KARL is a heart-wrenching stroy of friendship and survival in a time of hate .
Emil and karl are best friends ,brave and loyal in a world of persecution and cruelty. it will resonate with readers of all ages .

Vienna ,1938 Its about two boys, Emil and Karl one of them is Jewish, one not. After their parents have been taken by the Nazis . they killed Emil’s dad and took both Emil and Karl’s mum’s .Emil & KARL couldn’t handle all that in one day ,and they wondered what will happen for them ,and so the hours passed ,they barley spoke to each other but listened for the faintest noise – foot steps perhaps, or a knock on the door. But there was still no sign . so they decided to run away .
While they were walking for some one who could help them Emil saw two who were dressed just like the ones who took his mother . Emil was too frightened to speak, but when he calmed down he explained to Karl that that’s just how the men who had beaten his father .
So they ran to the nearest building and hid in the cellar ,they had to sleep there for days . There they met the janitor and his wife . who helped them a lot . the next day Karl wanted to go out just to see the sun .Emil didn’t really want to go outside but he followed his friend . they started wondering around . then a man appeared from a side street he was dressed in the same kind of uniform as the man they saw the night before . which had sent them racing into the cellar .
But now it was too late to run away . the man dragged them along roughly to a narrow alley .he tied them and left them for days . then he took them to a place were they had never seen something tlike it in their lives . hundreds of people were there some of them down on the ground . there was a great commotion .with a lot of shouting . karl and emil wondered why they were scrubing the pavement with out brushes or rags ! and then another man with any warning he shouted so loud “don’t just stand there , get down and start washing and do it fast …
IN THE END Karl ,Emil and hundreds of people are forced to move to another country . EMIL & KARL got separated by storm soldiers who kept pushing the children toward an open door .karl still held to emil with a firm grip the storm troopers were letting adults in , then they kicked more people in ,they shove children who fled panic-stricken ,into the train .
Then the soldiers raised their right hands in salute .
“Move on out “
Karl broke away from his place .frightened and impatient. He felt his entire body trembling, he shouted at the top of his lungs ,but no one heared him in the midst of all this commotion .
EMIL WAS NO LONGER NEXT TO HIM .HE’DBEEN PUSHED AWAY AND SHOVED INTO THE TRAIN.

'ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING AND BEAUTIFUL BOOKS I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME .EMIL AND KARL IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET ' MARKUS ZUSAK'






6 comments:

  1. tooooo much copying and pasting SAM!!!

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  2. oyyyyy listen comment on mine okkk

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  3. ya ya do you think i copy paste liike you <.< !
    btw were is yourz ??

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  4. Its Too Obvious (COPY PASTE) =P
    lol jk jk
    GR8 Job Though ;)

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