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reviewed Schindler's List (book). December 08, 2012
Schindler's Ark
Every one who is serious about life and movies has already seen Spielberg's classic film--seemingly every one but me, that is.  I have resisted tearing off the scab of recent history and horror.  …
reviewed Faithful Friends: Holocaust Survivor .... October 04, 2011
Faithful Friends: Holocaust Survivor Stories of the Pets who Gave Them Comfort, Suffered Alongside Them and Waited For Their Return compiled by Susan Bulanda
Faithful Friends is about the bond between people and their pets. It is the first book to put this subject in the context of the Holocaust. I can honestly say that I learned as much about dogs and history …
reviewed Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel. December 10, 2010
Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel
   The subtitle of this post should be something like “In which I explain my ambivalence about a book I REALLY wanted to love. But meh.” Published April 13, 2010 by Spiegel & …
posted a Quick Tip about The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. October 23, 2010
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Never explicit or graphic in its depiction of the violent brutalities of the Holocaust, this is a powerful book with an important message about history, prejudice and hatred suitable for young readers
reviewed The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. October 23, 2010
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS is an allegory or a fable told in strong yet austere and achingly simple prose through the eyes of a naïve nine year old boy who wants nothing more than to find a friend …
reviewed Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on th.... August 22, 2010
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
Pros: Style, structure, information, general readability      Cons: Turgid prose at times      The Bottom Line: Read it for the contemporary relevance than as history--it's …
posted a Quick Tip about United States Holocaust Museum Memorial. August 21, 2010
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United States Holocaust Museum Memorial
I have been to the museum several times and each time my attention is drawn to something significant that I had not noticed previously. Emotionally, this museum is significant to me. I am Jewish, my grandmother …
reviewed Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel. August 17, 2010
Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel
The first thing you need to know about "Beatrice and Virgil" is that it is not for everyone. Many will find it to be moving and unforgettable; probably an equal number will be bored with it, even to the …
posted a Quick Tip about Night (book). July 29, 2010
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Must be read. Illuminates the darkness of a dark period, but without succumbing to oversimplification.
posted a Quick Tip about Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel. July 22, 2010
Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel
Didn't live up to Martel's first book The Life of Pi.
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"My Father Bleeds History" named Art Spiegelman his first volume of Maus: A Survivor's Tale, and he couldn't have picked it better. Maus bleeds a dark, tragic tale from the beginning …
posted a Quick Tip about The Pianist. July 19, 2010
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Poster of the film.
I loved this film.. it was so beautiful and sad... a must see
posted a Quick Tip about Night (book). July 09, 2010
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The only holocaust book I like better is "Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor Frankl. Both books explore the psychological side of the prison camps in depth.
posted a Quick Tip about The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Mil.... July 09, 2010
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This is another classic to be added to the Holocaust Museum and Shoah Foundation files created by Steven Spielberg. Never before and hopefully never again will mass extermination occur--on this level, …
posted a Quick Tip about Schindler's List (book). July 07, 2010
Schindler's Ark
Sickening but real, a needed read for social development, obviously with this topic ignorance would be bliss but since it did happen we need to learn from it so a necessary read to not forget and to take …
posted a Quick Tip about Schindler's List (book). July 05, 2010
Schindler's Ark
A truly, truly, inspiring story of the strength of the human spirit.
posted a Quick Tip about Schindler's List (book). July 04, 2010
Schindler's Ark
"Schindler's Ark" was a heartbreaking experience for me. I read this book as research and preparation for my review of Spielberg's film and I was already fairly familiar with the history of the Holocaust, …
reviewed Schindler's List (book). July 04, 2010
Schindler's Ark
 It started out as a selfish act to find workers to make a profit during the war and ended up a personal journey to help as many as he could survive he atrocities of World War Two.       …
reviewed Schindler's List (book). July 03, 2010
Schindler's Ark
Reading Schindler's List brought to me a whole new perspective of the Holocaust and the war in general. Coming from the perspective of a business man like Schindler showed me a  whole new light …
posted a Quick Tip about Night (book). July 02, 2010
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Good book for highschooler to learn about the Holocaust.
posted a Quick Tip about Night (book). July 02, 2010
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great story... truth
reviewed Night (book). July 01, 2010
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I read this for the first time at the age of 15 as a sophmore in high school. I thought it was going to be just another boring required reading assignment that i was just going to want to get over with. …
reviewed Night (book). June 30, 2010
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This may not be a book you necessarily like, but it is one that should be read and reread, shared with friends and family, and talked about.  I believe it is common to high school curricula but Elie …
posted a Quick Tip about Night (book). June 30, 2010
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Found this book through Oprah. It was...different...abd kind of confusing.
reviewed Night (book). June 29, 2010
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   This is a book written about the holocaust.  Elie Wiesel covers this topic very well.  I believe it is a true story.  I enjoyed it very much and recommend it to anyone interested …
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