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Elly by Elly Berkovits Gross
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Dec 13, 2011

really liked it

For some reason I am fascinated by stories about the Holocaust. This is a true story of a young fifteen-year-old girl named Elly who grew up in Hungary and was forced from her home and sent to live in a Ghetto with her mother and younger brother in the spring of 1944. Her father had already been drafted in June of 1942 into a forced-labor camp. He was forced to march on foot with no food, water, shoes, or warm clothes. One day, he and his group were forced into a trailer, the doors locked, and then burned alive. Elly tells how after being in the ghetto for a month they were sent to Auschwitz II/Birkenau and her mother and brother were killed the first day. She tells how through several miracles she was able to survive, the living and working conditions she endured, and how after being liberated in April 1945, she was all alone with no way to make it back to her hometown, and the only survivor of her family.

This is a gripping story of what one girl went through and how she survived. If you are interested in learning more about the Holocaust and individuals who lived through it, you will appreciate this book.

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