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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  207 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Kinderjaren is een van de mooiste oorlogsboeken binnen de Nederlandse literatuur. Het geeft een indringend beeld van de Tweede Wereldoorlog en de tijd daarna. Het hele verhaal is geschreven vanuit het gezichtspunt van een joods jongetje. Dat maakt het boek ongelooflijk krachtig en tijdloos.
Hardcover, 103 pages
Published 1978 by BZZTôH
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When I first read the synopsis in the backcover, I thought I'm going to read a book as good as Elie Wiesel's Night.

I was wrong.

Kinderjaren was a story about a Jew kid, told in a first person point of view, who lived in Amsterdam with his parents. One day, they were taken by the mof, German's army in Dutch language, and sent to an internment camp.

As we all can guess, bad things start to happen to little Jona. His father was severely ill, his mother was very depressed. Thank goodness there was a
Aurélie (Exploring Pages)
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The most interesting thing after reading Childhood, is the point of view. Never have I read a book told from a seven-year-old boy's point of view. It made the book very interesting, it is also one of the few things I'd applaud the author for. You don't know anything more than the boy does, and everything is described how I would picture a child, picturing it. How difficult it must be to i
Dina P.
Aku membaca terjemahan bahasa Indonesianya.
Memoar yang berkisah tentang keadaan orang Yahudi selama Perang Dunia ke-2, terutama saat mereka berada dalam kamp.
Dituturkan lewat kacamata Jona Oberski kecil, sehingga kisahnya bisa terasa begitu naif, polos, namun juga sangat gelap.
menurut gw kata pengantarnya pak lilie udah merangkum isi buku ini. fontnya yang kecil-kecil bikin sakit mata. entah kenapa gw ga bisa relate sama tokohnya. trus yang bikin shock itu pas ibunya ngunjungin ayahnya. hmm... perlu disensor nih kalo dibacain buat anak-anak.
A fictional account of a child's experience in a concentration camp based on the author's experiences as a child in Bergen-Belsen. This book offers a unique yet rather stark view of camp life. Well worth reading for the art and perspective.
Il dramma dell'olocausto visto attraverso gli occhi di un bambino, cresciuto nell'orrore nazista e dal quale rimarrà segnato per sempre.

Da questo romanzo è stato tratto il film "Jona che visse nella balena", anno 1993
Just finished the Pushkin print of this. Having read Primo Levi this year, this book came up quite short.
Slik.. dit boek maakt je sprakeloos.
I read this book for school and though it was pretty good.
The book is about a young Jewish boy in the Second World War.
The writing is particularly nice because you get to follow the story from his point of view, and most of the time he doesn't understand why certain things happen and what he is (not) supposed to do.
This is a nice edge, but sometimes there is a lack of excitement because of this. The boy is not scared enough.
Interesting and enjoyable, but quite easy to read. I expected more of this book if I'm honest.
Harun Harahap
Tulisan ini mengingatkan gue akan buku The Boy in the Striped Pajamas karya John Boyne. Karena ini mengisahkan tentang pengalaman seorang anak di kamp konsentrasi pada masa ekspansif NAZI. Cerita ini ditulis dengan bahasa sederhana. Dengan pemikiran khas anak-anak.
I write this review in dutch because i read this book in dutch.

Mooi boek over de Tweede Wereldoorlog vanuit de ogen van een (destijds) 7 jarig joods jongetje. Geen zware verhalen en de continue dreiging zoals bij andere boeken, maar gezien het onderwerp zeer boeiend verteld zonder demoedig te worden.
Toen het net uitkwam heb ik het gekocht en gelezen en nu weer, en ik vind het nog steeds prachtig. Zo vanuit het perspectief van een kind beschreven: actie, geen reflectie, niet sentimenteel. Heel mooi, sterk, nog steeds
Aug 23, 2009 miaaa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dahlia Naga, Echa Russell
Shelves: fictions-others
Dengan bahasa yang sangat sederhana, sudut pandang seorang anak kecil, Oberski berusaha menggambarkan situasi masa kecilnya bersama sang ayah dan ibu selama berada di kamp konsentrasi.
Clare Tippet
This holocaust story through the eyes of a child is moving and hel;s you understand what human beings are capable of and yet how some can survive.
Elise O.
It's a beautiful war story from the vieuw of a little boy. Verry beautiful written and easy to read.
Es "otro libro más" sobre el holocausto...
Nov 13, 2012 Gillian marked it as to-read
Reading A Childhool - The English Version.
Ultimate holocaust memoir
Dec 23, 2013 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: dutch
interesting point of view.
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