Marika by Andrea Cheng.
2002. Hardback. 163 pages.
Summary: Although she has been raised Catholic, Marika learns how dangerous it is to be of Jewish heritage and living in Hungary during World War II.
As a young girl in Budapest in the 1930’s, Marika dreams of growing up to be a scientist or maybe an explorer. Marika’s life revolves around ordinary things until life becomes more complicated. And then the Germans occupy Budapest and she is forced into hiding, Marika gradually comes to terms with her shattered world.