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on 16 January 2015
I hate it when I am left confused by a book and I found it to be the case in this instance. The points that confused me were:
1. the author remembered verbatim conversations that took place years ago - this made the book read like a piece of fiction
2. One month after liberation from the hell of Bergen Belsen the author and her sister are pictured dressed up, stylised hair and posing on a British army truck - this was a Jewish survivor of Majdanek, Auschwitz and Belsen!! It just doesn't ring true with the narrative and plays into the hands of deniers.
I've read numerous accounts and just found this to book to have too many questions. read the Train in Winter to find out the true emotional, physical and psychological impact surviving the camps had - this doesn't apply in this book whose author was out socialising one month after liberation!!!