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Absolutely spell bounding .
on 22 July 2014
well written true narrative from a child's perspective of surviving the holocaust .Her deep awe of her father emanates throughout story.Were it not for his courage, stoicism and determination to escape Poland ;the entire family would have died in Hitlers extermination camps. They were imprisoned by 'Nature' as Red Guards tauntingly advised this family when exiled by force to Siberia. No guards were required -the vast forests and wildnerness of Siberia was their prison for a number of years.The story spans 10 years of exile in most dire conditions.
She was a sweet little girl but at times selfish as children are oft to be !!.
In particular I resented her greed on two occasions.She asked for more soup when it was obvious it was all finished,and her poor Mama cried in despair.
Mama gave Lusia her portion/ration of bread on another meal story and dearest Mama assuaged her youngest child's guilt by saying 'I m not hungry at all'!!!
The tales of this Cohen Family was strikingly poignant at so many levels ; yet delightful because of their survival against all odds.They reached their dream destination- America at end of the war.
A beautiful read.