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i have read several books about The holocaust . I am not Jewish. Catholic by birth. They have been novels and biographies. It as touched me in away I cannot explain. What humans can do to other humans.
Recently in America I was afraid we were headed for a dictatorship. What people thought okay to. do. I even thought to myself if our country went there would I stand up for what is right or hide. My answer surprised me I would die for the rights of people who are just trying to live with their families in peace. I couldn't look away and let it happen again!
Your book is powerful because your mom choose to stay quiet but with you she had a softness and was able to make you understand you were loved. They didn't get that.
The title of this review is a line from a song i once heard. I didn’t believe a word of it then and after reading this book I certainly do not believe it now. it’s an angry book and no wonder what with everyone looking out for themselves as mankind has always done. It’s an emotional book which tells a story where it can and tries to fill in gaps where it cannot. it’s more about a survivor as told through memories and bits and pieces picked up here and there and it’s really good. I certainly liked it.
This story of the Holocaust has given me much more I formation than IV found before. The pain, confinement, death ... The loss of family.. This is so very sad. You also got into what being a survivor means. There is no forgetting. We talk about forgiveness.. As Active Rolan Catholic we were taught to forgive. The God forgives. But is it possible?? My father's family came to America in the early 1900's. But I was told we had many Jewish relations min Croatia who died in the Holocaust.. I wish I knew their names.. But I pray for them. Forgiveness is not easy. Thank you for this story.. Lesson. I hope one day the world can be free of hate. We see it somewhere every day. I pray I see a world of no hate in my lifetimes... God Bless you!!!
A difficult story that feels more like a family journal, of course with understandable gaps. The authors understandable anger is evident throughout. The structure of the story is difficult to follow and the text is unnecessarily awkward.
Much as I admire the survivors of the Holocaust, it is a disappointment to lead the reader to think he will know how this lady endured the war. There is very little about her and a lot about what her son found through his research and what he thinks. She was sadly too silent and we know very little of the details listed in other survival memoirs. I went through many such stories but this did not match up.
This beautiful survivor of one of the most sickening periods of Jewish history reminded us of what courage really consists of. Makes me want to watch Schindler's List again and spot her for myself. A beautiful eulogy to one so brave.
The author I felt was very honest and straightforward with telling us his parents story. You have to realize that bad things happen to good people. Why we will never understand. The book kept my interest. So sad, honest,yet we need to read so we will never let it happen again