Milkweed is a holocaust survival story that is set in Nazi-had Warsaw in the midst of World War II. The record is seen through the eyes of a young fellow who is a level out visionary. It begins in 1939, in the Warsaw Ghetto. The central saint is a wise energetic vagrant alluded to the all inclusive community around him as Stopthief, in light of the fact that this is the thing that they shout at him when he takes sustenance to accommodate others. In spite of the way that his beginnings are dark, he is moreover called a Gypsy, because of his dull eyes and diminish hair, and besides called a Jew. Thereafter, Stopthief turns into a nearby acquaintence with a social affair of stranded Jewish young fellows and is allowed to share their napping quarters. He furthermore takes support for them, and is given a name from Uri, who goes about as a safeguard for the young fellow.
Uri calls him Misha Pilsudski, and forces Misha to concentrate on memory a made-up tale about his experience as a Gypsy so people won’t try to kill him for being a Jew. For sure, even with Uri there to elucidate, Misha does less appreciate the truth of his general environment. One important instance of Misha’s genuineness is the way that he needs to wind up evidently a Nazi when he gets more prepared in light of the way that he appreciates how the Nazi officers look.
He and exchange youngsters call the Nazi’s Jackboots because of their boots, and Misha needs to in like manner have these polished boots and wear a top, much the same as the Nazi officers. Misha deals with the changing scene from unique point of view. Right when Misha sees people running, obviously from fear or for their lives, he just thinks there is a race happening. He also thinks about bombs to sauerkraut pots, tanks to creepy crawlies and programmed weapons to beseeching mantises. All around Misha and his social event of associates, honestly, are instances of war, including fear, human torment, dead bodies, and diverse sorts of setback. The story is told from Misha’s point of view, in any case, and an extraordinary piece of the barbarities that perusers might be used to from other holocaust accounts are ignored rather quickly and guiltlessly in light of Misha’s viewpoint as a visionary.
Through his burglary, Misha comes to know a Jewish young woman named Janina Milgrom. The Milgroms, too, are at last constrained to move to the Warsaw Ghetto. Misha over the long haul ends up being a bit of the family, even happily running with them into the ghetto, in this way highlighting his guiltlessness regardless of his irritating condition. Misha is still adequately little to sneak past the divider and scan for sustenance, yet then despite his and Janina’s undertakings to get support, Mrs. Milgrom passes on.
One day, Misha sees Uri in a better than average motel and is advised to escape from the ghetto. He tries to alert his family about the trains and how the ghetto’s occupants are not being relocated and freed, but instead no one trusts him. One day he gets back home to find that everyone, including the vagrants, have been taken, and is incensed that he has not been taken too. He even tries giving himself over different conditions. Misha goes to live on a farm for quite a while, and at last resettles into life after the war. He moves to the United States and is given the name Jack Milgrom. He marries, however his loved one, Vivian, over the long haul forsakes him in view of his direct which comes to fruition on account of his harrowing foundation. His daughter, Katherine, finds him one day and presents his granddaughter, Wendy, saying that he can pick the middle name.
Jack picks Janina for Wendy’s middle name, and is given another name from Wendy: Poppynoodle, which is a pet name.