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The Holocaust Diaries: Book Iii
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Nov 10, Meaghan rated it really liked it.
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One thing you guys should know: The books are the editor's father and mother's Holocaust memoirs, written at some indeterminate period after the events occurred. The mother's memoir, which comes first, is much longer than the father's. The son was a small child during the One thing you guys should know: The son was a small child during the war. I really liked these memoirs, and aside from a few typos, thought they were very well-written. However, the book could have really used some further annotation by the son.
Mom's memoir describes her experience in the Vilna Ghetto with her husband and son, the husband's escape to Warsaw, her and her son's escape to Bialystok and their experiences there.
It ends abruptly after a description of the liquidation of the Bialystok Ghetto. At the time, her husband was still in Warsaw, and his memoir describes the liquidation of the ghetto there. I'm not sure where their son was during this period; the mom had written about placing him in hiding but I'm not sure if he was with her, or in a hiding place being cared for by others. I finished the book feeling frustrated because I had no idea where, how and when the family reunited and how they all survived the war.
It would have been really nice if the son had written a postscript or something to the book that would have explained those details. May 23, Trisha Smith rated it it was amazing. I continue to be amazed and haunted by the atrocities and the horrors that took place during World War II. How can ANY person, let alone complete nations, treat others with such disregard, disrespect, and disgust?
It is beyond my comprehension and is absolutely shameful. I am horrified at what I continue to learn from authors such as Israel Stein. I thank people like him for sharing the truth of these dark times and opening the eyes of readers to the reality countless millions experienced. It I continue to be amazed and haunted by the atrocities and the horrors that took place during World War II. It is something that should never be forgotten, and as more time passes, the events become less "horrific" to people because it is not something they heard news of, knew people touched by, or experienced personally.
It is through the retelling of personal stories, of eye witnesses and firsthand accounts, that we remember and continue to learn. I was extremely impressed by Stein's work. I can't even begin to imagine how hard it was to write. How can you live through something, then later revisit it and share it with others without it opening old wounds? And to read the words of your parents as they tried to be strong, tried to keep you safe, yet lived every minute of every day and night in constant fear It breaks my heart to think of the pain involved.
Yet, Stein does just that, and does it with amazing grace and artistic writing that grips your heart and leaves you with a new, deeper, more meaningful understanding of the events that took place. His writing style is excellent. He writes in a style that is easy to read and draws you in, emotionally connecting you to the people and events he shares. I was not distracted by grammatical or mechanics errors and found each sentence written with a cadence and timbre that read smoothly and moved from one thought to the next without leaving you with questions or jumping around.
It flowed and engaged me, though it was not an easy read due to the context and subject matter.
Architecture of Survival: Holocaust Diaries (WW2 Memoirs Book 1)
If you are a fan of World War II history, this is a must read. If you have read other books on the Holocaust and survivors, this is a must read.
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If you question whether the Holocaust really happened which amazes me that people even have that thought given all of the evidence , you have to read this to see it from primary sources. It is a great way to teach youth about the horrors of the Holocaust, though it is definitely hard to read and you may want to have more mature youth read it, saving Diary of Anne Franke for the younger ones. This is an excellent historical account of a horrible time in our history and something that should NEVER be forgotten.
Mar 07, Romuald Dzemo rated it it was amazing.
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From the day I first read Mans Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, I have developed a keen interest in holocaust literature and memoirs. Read about a family's struggle to avoid extermination and ultimate extinction in the concentration camp. Read about their survival, hidden in a ghetto for five weeks, and the role of From the day I first read Mans Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, I have developed a keen interest in holocaust literature and memoirs. Read about their survival, hidden in a ghetto for five weeks, and the role of a German official in helping them survive, away from the prying eyes of the enemy.
The story of the Steins family is a heart wrenching one, a quintessential example of what Jewish families went through. What is very striking is to discover their lingering hope, their determination, and their resourcefulness. One reads about what it means to face suffering as a family and there is more bonds are strengthened, life has a new meaning as each member of this family survives each new day, and the power of friendship comes through very eloquently in this beautiful narrative.
Sep 02, Jill rated it really liked it. Stein begins his remembrances with stories from Warsaw, Vilius Vilna and Bialystok. He talked about beatings, narrow escapes from death, and the desperation he and others felt from deportations to death camps. His memories really illustrate how the Nazis controlled people and methodically decimated the Jewish population in Europe. LibraryThing Member Giveaway randomly chose me to receive this book. Although encouraged, I was under no obligation to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Jun 12, Wendyann Boston rated it it was amazing. Of Late books of memoirs of this time period have been finding me. Genocide happens to humanity. Aug 18, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. Read and always remember I loved the writing in this desperately sad and authentic book about one family's fight to survive atrocities of the Holocaust.
I recommend this book to everyone so we always honor those souls who have suffered fascism and that we continue to fight for freedom. Aug 21, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: Heart wrenching Difficult to read about such horrific happenings! How humans can be so cruel to other humans!
We are of one race Jul 15, Mags rated it liked it. Could have used better editing. Jun 16, Joann rated it it was ok Shelves: