Footprints In The Forest by Jeanette Katzir is a historical novel. It is set during the second world war in Poland and in America in 1948. It is written in the first person from the point of view of Chana, a Polish teenager. The reader becomes intimately acquainted with her and knows her hopes and dreams, fears and struggles as she fights to survive the war as a Jew and then adapt to life afterwards.
The novel concerns the Jewish question and the holocaust. It is not always pleasant reading but it is realistic. We owe it to the six million innocents who perished, to tell their story and keep their memory alive.