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Shows the worst and best of humankind! Buy it!!
on 17 July 2017
Not an easy book to review due to the nature of the content, however I feel compelled to give it my best. I was inspired to read this book after visiting the Jewish Quarter in Prague earlier this year. This book was on sale at the Jewish cemetery, however I waited and purchased through Amazon.
The book charts the life of Eva Schloss, step-sister of Anne Frank, and a holocaust survivor. Her time in Auschwitz is difficult to read, compelling and also uplifting. Her years afterwards and her way of living some kind of a life are inspirational. Roughly the book is broken into three chapters of Eva's life. Before Auschwitz living in Austria and Holland before the war; her time in Auschwitz; and the life she created for herself after the war into the modern day.
For those generations for whom the holocaust draws a blank expression, this book is essential reading. It shows the worst and best of humankind in its 314 pages and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to read it.
God Bless you Eva and your family for having the courage to bring your story to the world.