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on 10 March 2013
I found this to be an excellent account of the author's experience of World War II and its impact upon her as a child, and also in later life.
I particularly liked how she has been keen throughout to publish her diary as she had written and revised it, rather than have parts edited out.
If I recall rightly this was one of her objectives which she has achieved.
The emotions that she has experienced as a child finding herself in the middle of both unimaginable events and surroundings, are both implicit and communicated explicitly in the text, and she demonstrates great maturity in her outlook as a child.
Her drawings of the events she was part of and witnessed add an extra dimension to the narrative.
I would recommend this book to everyone, not just for its authenticity, but in the hope it helps us make informed choices when we vote to guard against prejudice and in terms of how we view current international events.