The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
by Louise Murphy
In the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left
by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest. Because
their real names will reveal their Jewishness, they are renamed 'Hansel'
and 'Gretel.' They wander in the woods until they are taken in by Magda,
an eccentric and stubborn old woman called 'witch' by the nearby villagers.
Magda is determined to save them, even as a German officer arrives in the
village with his own plans for the children.
Hansel and Gretel
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