An avid reader, I try to understand the this period in our lives. "It one of those bookes where thing are simply recounted and whole period and how things were done and why are explained. I wish I could meet the author because her book while explaining many situations, leave me wanting to know more.
The story is simple, one girl's ordial during the war. A whole family during the war, inside Germany, how they suffered, why they did not react, why they reacted the way they did and all the hopeless situation that many people found themselves at that time. So it is not the story in global that is interesting, it is the details that set the tone. It is not a masterpiece, and it was not ment to be, just one person's experience during those hard times. Once finished reading, I will get back to rereading the book in a few years time, once again.
This is a captivating story of survival that reached epic proportions that stirred sympathetic emotions in me throughout the read. Edith Hahn, an Austrian Jewish woman survived as she did, outside the concentration camps with a formidable strength and will to survive that amazed me, staring the enemy straight in the eyes under the false identity of a Aryan German. The horrors of life for Jews during those holocaust years are vividly portrayed, allowing us to see the dark side of man that should not be allowed to haunt humanity. SURVIVAL IN AUSCHWITZ and DISCIPLES OF FORTUNE are other survival novels that bring us closer to what it must have been like for the powerless victims of the holocaust.