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Posted November 27, 2007
The one and Only
Always Remember Me is a book that tells about a girl¿s life all the way from before WWI to way to after WWII. Sunday is the most important day of the week for her family because they all go to her Oma¿s for dinner. Her Oma used to always wear a gold heart around her neck. They used to always look at two photo albums one before she came to America and one after she came to America. So the little girl takes it as she has two lives. Her oma tells her stories about the memories in the albums. Their family was a happy little family until WWI then Oma¿s husband Leo joined the army. Oma gave him her gold heart to keep in his pocket till he returned. They had two babies during WWI. Then Leo came home. Oma dressed her three children in matching clothes to take their picture in the photographers¿ studio. They used to always go to the zoo and to the park on Saturdays because they lived so close. Then Leo died suddenly, the gold heard did not bring Oma luck. So she stopped wearing it until Bubbi said that she was still lucky to have her three children so she put it back on. When Oma ran out of money she had to pawn all her jewelry except for her gold heart. Sabina worked after school at uncle Izzys helping to sew. She saved money for law school. Oma used to always stop in this section of the story but today she said that she thought I was old enough to hear the rest of the story. Then the Nazis came into power. People began avoiding the Jews. No one wanted to see them or deliver to them. Sabin had saved for law school but she couldn¿t even go because she was a Jew. Sabina moved to Italy thinking she would have a better life. They had to have a J marked on their ID¿s like they were criminals. People in their neighbor hood came home to find their windows busted. Oma told her children that they had to leave their home because they were not safe anymore. They found pictures so they would always remember. ¿Leaving Germany was not that easy.¿ Oma had to fill out lots of papers and even pay the government to let them leave. Their family had to scatter around the world. All of omas daughters had gotten married and she only got to go to one wedding. Oma took several years in concentration camps because she really wanted to see their family again. It was all sad so I told oma to get to the happy part. She showed a picture of her three daughters. Oma gives her necklace to me and says ¿always remember me¿ - TRACI STEPHENSWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 22, 2007
This book is about Oma and her granddaughter and how Oma survived world war II. Oma and her familiy are Jewish and they lived in Germany while the Nazis were killing the Jews. The book is about how Oma and her daughters survived. The book seemed very real and I felt like I really knew what was going on. The drawings were awsome.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.