初的纳粹时期,有25000犹太人居住在波兰的塔尔努夫。在第二次世界大战结束时,九依然存在。像安妮一样,以色列昂格尔和他的家人藏了两年在一个阁楼爬行空间。尽管困难重重,他们出现了活着。现在,经过几十年的沉默,这是以色列的“不成文的日记。“九人住背后,在塔尔努夫假墙上Dagnan工厂。他们的炉子是通过阁楼上去的烟囱;窗户在墙上的裂缝。生存依赖于食物晚上大人们离开藏身之处觅食。即使在战争结束,然而,犹太人从隐藏仍不安全。 After the infamous postwar Kielce pogrom, Israel’s parents sent him and his brother as “orphans” to France in a program called Rescue Children, a Europe-wide attempt to find Jewish children orphaned by the Holocaust. When the family was finally reunited, they lived a precarious existence between France—as people sans pays—and England until the immigration papers for Canada came through in 1951. In Montreal, in the world described so well by Mordecai Richler, Israel’s father, a co-owner of a factory in Poland, was reduced to sweeping factory floors. At the local yeshiva (Jewish high school), Israel discovered chemistry, and a few short years later he left poverty behind. He had a stellar academic career, married, and raised a family in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger is as much a Holocaust story as it is a story of a young immigrant making every possible use of the opportunities Canada had to offer.