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on 26 December 2010
This is a collection of three short stories involving three different individuals caught up in the Holocaust. The first involves a young female involved in a resistance movement in the Lodz ghetto, the second involves an unlikely relationship between a female prisoner and a guard within a concentration camp and the third involves a mass breakout from Sobibor.
The first story is by far the longest and the second and third stories are much shorter. All emphasise the determination to survive, to keep on loving when death abounds and to exist when human status has been stripped away. These semi-fictional stories are short, but extremely powerful and reinforce humanity's propensity to do both good and evil in extraordinary times.
If you usually read Holocaust testimonies, then I would highly recommend this short read. Yes, the stories may be fictional, but they are written in such a clever manner that they appear to be actual survivor accounts. With so many innocent people killed in this atrocity, these stories are a testament to the many who were slain and who never had the opportunity to tell their own story of suffering.