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Mark It with a Stone

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The year was 1939. Twelve-year-old Joseph Horn was set to start school--but he never made it. Instead, he began an odyssey through one of the most barbarous atrocities in the history of mankind: the Holocaust. Horn survived Auschwitz. He survived Bergen-Belsen. Now, he says, "it is time for me to leave a record of the crimes I have seen".
Hardcover, 223 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Barricade Books
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Gabriel Valjan
Mar 28, 2014 Gabriel Valjan rated it it was amazing
This is a book that you wish didn’t exist, but are grateful that it does. Other reviewers have covered the premise of the book: a young man’s horrific first-hand account of surviving the Holocaust. Any words that attempt to describe the magnitude of systematic genocide will simply fail. Mr. Horn, while telling his story, doesn’t fall into the self-pity of victimhood or crushing pathos. There is nothing sentimental here. He tells you what got him through it all: small acts of kindness, a shared ...more
Nikki
Apr 28, 2012 Nikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The way the book was written was simple and truthful. There weren't many fancy flares that marks fiction, but a more honest and straightforward writing. It was compelling and horrifying and touching. The author was mindful of the audience and leaves us with, what I believe is, a feeling of hope for the future and a wish for such inhumane tragedies to never happen again.

I would recommend this book in even less than less of a heartbeat.
Alyssa Allen
Mar 19, 2015 Alyssa Allen rated it it was amazing
As a huge WWII history buff, this book was one of my favorites. It is AMAZING! It just makes you FEEL. It evokes emotions that you don't feel on a day-to-day basis. The whole circumstances surrounding the holocaust are so sad, but so inspiring by the people that suffered through it. Very well written and again... one of my all-time favorite WWII books!
Ben Gerst
Nov 01, 2013 Ben Gerst rated it really liked it
Mark it with a Stone was an amazing book! I loved all the action and excitement it had. After I put it down I wanted to pick up again! It's hard to understand if you're not Jewish but it was still a great book. I've never read about such an epic holocaust story. It was a great action packed book.
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May 25, 2016 Jill rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me by a co-worker. His Father in law wrote the book. I could not put it down, and was continually amazed by the endurance of the human spirit.
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I found this book to be one of the most interesting Holocaust novels I have ever read. The emotional and intense experience the author undergoes shows the true meaning of what it meant and what it was like to go the Holocaust. Horn does not hold back on his experiences making the novel extremely emotional, gruesome, unbelievable, but very interesting. If you are interested in learning the ways Jews coped and what they underwent during the Holocaust, this is a great book to read.
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