Elly: My True Story of the Holocaustby Elly Gross
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At just 15, her mother, and brother were taken from their Romanian town to the Auschwitz-II/Birkenau concentration camp. When they arrived at Auschwitz, a soldier waved Elly to the right; her mother and brother to the left. She never saw her family alive again. Thanks to a series of miracles, Elly survived the Holocaust. Today she is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of those who did not. Elly appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes for her involvement in bringing an important lawsuit against Volkswagen, whose German factory used her and other Jews as slave laborers.
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Written as child's nonfiction, Elly tells her story in short segments. It reads like a book of memories, in short bursts. She tells her true story in an honest and open manner, exactly as it happened to her, but with language suitable for elementary students. I would suggest this book as a good introduction to WWII and the Holocaust. This book is written at a fifth grade reading level, and I wouldn't suggest children below fourth grade reading the story because of it's nature.
This was an interesting book. I have read so many so with that in mind I have to say the writer is not as good as most. I do have to say it's one of the best descriptions I have heard of what it is like to get off the train in Auschwitz. The book to me lacked good descriptions of the feelings. It told the story, but lacked the description of the emotions that one would have when one loses their family, their mother, their connection and then has to bear this insane,intense, new world of horror one is suddenly thrown into. Especially when one is so young.
This story is haunting in its content and touches the reader, yet I have to say that the writing is somewhat disjointed, and begs more detail and to be fleshed out into a more complete story. I do not want to criticize the content, because the actual content is amazing, but I was left wanting more...wanting to know the author better, and to "feel" the story of her life in more detail and in a more organized way. Of course this book is worth reading. anyone who has survived such events and lived to tell about it deserves to be heard. I just wish the writing and editing were of higher quality.
Best emotional book ever i e Lovr
I mean seriously
True story of elly a holocaust survivor.