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Moving and engrossing true story,
This review is from: Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust (Kindle Edition)
This book at times reads like an adventure story. It is a page-turner -- I read it in two or three sittings -- but it is much more than that, written with a light touch that only highlights the dreadful events in the background (and the foreground) of this story. I had never read any memoirs concerning the Holocaust before, and opened this one with some trepidation. It takes us from Germany to Holland to Belgium, back to Germany after the end of the war (at Bergen-Belsen), to Israel, to Switzerland, to the US, and then back to Germany again as the author struggles with her feelings and experiences as she lived there for periods, in her childhood and adulthood. It intertwines her mother's story and her own, and this dual perspective brings the events all the nearer to us. A book that's impossible to forget.