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Posted November 9, 2009
An unforgettable journey! A must-read for every teenager...
This is fifteen-year-old Hanna Berkenski's journey from her family's tiny apartment in the Warsaw Ghetto, through the awful night she spends in a cattle-car with her mother and sister, to her three years as a violinist in the welcoming orchestra at Auschwitz.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The real horror begins as the train arrives at Auschwitz. Hanna's first impression is of a warm welcome because of the flowers and sunshine and music. She has been told she will be spending the next few weeks in a "work" camp until her family is reunited and relocated. Even the snowflakes make her feel a sense of relief...until she realizes they are not snowflakes at all, but ash.
An unforgettable journey and a must-read for every teenager... Hanna's journey tells the story in real language, using believable, yet horrible situations. It tells about one young girl's will to live, in the midst of of this horror, the closeness of friends, and the unspeakable terror that filled her life each day.
An important book for any teen who has or is studying the Holocaust. They will, on some level, be able to relate to Hanna, and learn that this must never be allowed to happen to any humans ever again.