40 Coats and a Button

Ivan Sciapeconi

40 Coats and a Button


Year: 2022

Pages: 208

Based on the extraordinary true story of 73 Jewish children from across Europe who were sheltered in an abandoned villa in Italy.

Berlin is no place for a Jewish boy in 1942. Nathan is taken on a journey to salvation through the Slovenian winter to Villa Emma in Italy on his way to Switzerland and Palestine. In Italy, he is safe, almost happy, in the company of 73 other Jewish children from across Europe. But as Germany advances, leaving begins to look impossible. Just when all seems lost, the town priest and local seamstresses invent a brilliant plan to take the children out of Europe.

Rights sold:
Denmark (Alpha Forlag)
France (Albin Michel)
Germany (Ullstein)
Hungary (Alexandra Group)
Lithuania (Baltos Lankos)
Netherlands (Xander Uitgevers)
Portugal (Presença)
Slovenia (Hisa knjig Zalozba)
Spain (Roca Editorial)


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