So I haven’t done one of these in a while and well I just recently finished this book and enjoyed it.
I actually found it at my nephew’s school book fair ( yes it’s a scholastic). It is a short read but a good read.
I have talked about my obsession with this time period and all of the injustice that happened to millions of Jewish people and those who supported them. One of my all-time favorite movies is Schindler’s list. So when I found this book, I was excited not only had I found it at a school book fair it was one I haven’t previously read.
Throughout the pages of this book, Rena takes you on her first-hand accounts of life before during, and after the Holocaust. She tells this story with grace and dignity but does not shield the reader from the horrific events that took place. She is also not overly graphic so it is definitely a good book for the younger crowd.
I went through the range of emotions expected with a story of this caliber. If you are not a reader of these kinds of stories and don’t already have one or two survivor stories under your belt this is a great place to start, and if you like me have spent a bit of time reading stories on the topic along with other survivor stories this is a great one to add to the collection.
“Like many other survivors, I feel an obligation to tell my story again and again. The Holocaust was the scientifically designed, state-sponsored murder of the Jewish people by Nazi Germany and its allies. The Holocaust should never be forgotten and should never happen again.”Rena FInder, My Survival: A girl on Schindler’s list