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Thought provoking book!,
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This review is from: Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project (Kindle Edition)
This is one of those wonderful books that is well written, a piece of history, and thought provoking. The horrors of the Warsaw ghetto are vividly portrayed, making one question human nature at its core. When the chips are down, man will do anything to survive. The picture painted of wealthy Jews versus poor Jews within the ghetto is both fascinating and sad. The treatment of Jews generally by the Nazis is horrifying, a repetition of other stories with the same bottom line :survival of the fittest in its broadest sense. Throw in the toss of a die with regards to random exterminations, and life becomes extremely fragile.
Through all this depravity, there is a shining beacon of light. Good versus evil, against all odds of success.
This book is truly compelling. I couldn't put it down. From the Kansas school children! to Irena herself, this book is not to be missed!