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I love to read true stories about survival. It is not a very long book and I haven't read it entirely yet because I just got it 5 minutes ago but it is in large print so it's great for older people who are losing their eyesight and from the first couple of pages that I've read, I can tell it's going to be quite an enriching story. What those people went through back then is something I could never imagine or even begin to fully understand and I feel an obligation to them to hear each and every one their stories. I have recently started collecting stories about the Holocaust and I hope with each new story, I can get a full picture of this terrible time. My childhood best friend (my "sister") was Jewish and her grandmother was a survivor of the Holocaust. I met her a few times but I was too young to really understand the term "Holocaust Survivor" and now it makes me wish that I would have been able to hear her story as well. She was tattooed with a number that she showed me from one of the concentration camps and it makes me feel so sad that she had to go through that. I think that everyone should read this book because it is a part of our world history that will shed some light on the struggles that people had to go through because of one hateful person and maybe change people's current views on prejudice and racism by hearing what Schindler did to help the people that he could. People can learn alot from this book! I just hope that nothing like this ever happens again.
Of course the subject is unfathomable and heartbreaking, but Mrs. Finder did a remarkable job in writing this book. I’m grateful to have had a first-hand story and to know she’s lived to be able share it.
This beautiful book, written for children, should be read by adults as well. It is a beautiful and important story of survival, coming from a women with a beautiful heart and soul. Though she survived unimaginable hatred, she attests that her survival is a product of love. Highly recommended for all ages!
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2020
I purchased this book at a middle school book fair where I was subbing. This book gives a snapshot of what the Jewish people went through during the Holocaust. Realizing it is written for younger readers, I did find myself wanting more details. At the end when she references seeing the movie, Schindler’s List and being drawn back to her youth and experiences, I am sure she was seeing the movie in color. A Holocaust Survivor that I met when I was in Junior High and he became very dear to me, years later, saw the movie. When he was asked what he thought of it being in black and white, he said it wasn’t in black and white, it was in color. He was reliving his experiences as well.
We must always remember and never forget. The Survivors are getting fewer in number as they pass away. It is up us to remember their experiences and keep their memories alive.
A small glimpse into the horrors of the Holocaust but told in such a way that allows a younger audience to comprehend what the Holocaust was and why it is so important to understand and share about history. The book is a great read for older readers as well. Very informative and thought provoking. Page 107 in reference to the movie Schindler’s list offers a fantastic perspective. As seen in my photo attached.
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
I bought this book at my granddaughters book fair. I saw it in a flyer they sent home. I have been reading alot of WW 2 books in the past year. Even though it is for 6th through 8th grade recommened it is a very good book. When she gets older I will teach her about WW2 and what happened. They dont learn this in school but I feel that people should know what happened how and why. I recommend this book to adults too. It is a very goud book.