Remembering the Holocaust.

I’m sorry I been away for a few days but life hit me hard. I’m still standing though. So let’s get the show started.

On Wednesday May 1st was Holocaust Remembrance Day and I want to talk about my favorite genre to read. Historical fiction, mainly about WWII. I have read a few books on that era but here are my favorite ones.

1. Between shades of Gray. Now is known as Ashes in the snow.

Genre:Children’s Books
Page count:352 page
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family, includes a historical note.

My Thoughts

This book made me cry. So far there has been two WWII books that have made me cry and this one is definitely one of them. While reading this book I could feel the characters emotion. It was simply beautiful written.😍😍😍I would definitely recommend it to anyone to read.


2. The Book Thief

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

When Death has a story to tell, you listen.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
“The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times
“Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

My Thoughts

This is the second WW2 book that has made me cry. So beautiful and yet hear breaking. And I love how the story is told by death. Powerful! I would recommend this book to anyone.


3. The Kommandant’s girl


Product description

In her luminous and groundbreaking debut, bestselling author Pam Jenoff shows the unimaginable sacrifices one woman must make in a time of war

Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days Emma’s husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned within the city’s decrepit, moldering Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob’s Catholic aunt, Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile.

Emma’s already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safety—and her marriage vows—in order to help Jacob’s cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, Emma must make choices that will force her to risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.

About the Author

Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant’s Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.

My thoughts

This story was very intense. Emma found her self running for her life after her husband left. He just disappeared. Trying to survive and running away from the Nazi and moved in with her husband’s aunt. But at a dinner party she meet Kommandant Richwalder who took an interest on him. She was supposed to only work for him as a spy for the resistance but when she started having feelings for him things got a little bit…complicated.

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