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The Boy in the Suitcase: Holocaust Family Stories of Survival
The Boy in the Suitcase: Holocaust Family Stories of Survival is a uniquely different Holocaust book. It reads like an intriguing novel, such as the title chapter which tells the story of an infant smuggled out of Germany in a suitcase and raised in the Dominican Republic. Each chapter tells a different story of families throughout the world who have been affected by the H ...more
Paperback, 109 pages
Published December 9th 2011 by Hamilton Books
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For every person’s story, Cohn provides copious amounts of background information on the location, the history, and how Jews were treated in the region in the past few centuries. I realize this is done in order to place each story in the proper context, but I ended up skimming most of it. Even the stories themselves lost a lot of the immediacy for me because they are filtered through Cohn. There seemed to be very few direct quotes (that I could see at least). Add in the numerous grammatical erro ...more
I am so sorry to give this Two Stars, but it just didn't do it for me. I've read tons of Holocaust and WWII memoirs and this one just didn't measure up. It's written in a more scholarly, textbook fashion, and there were a lot of punctuation errors that made it hard to read. Hats off to the author for all her in-depth research, but skip this one. There are others out there.