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The Auschwitz Violin by Maria Àngels Anglada
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Mar 03, 12

Read from February 29 to March 03, 2012

This is quite an interesting little novel. Its not as horrowing as many novels based during the holocaust although the setting is always in your mind and this creates an anticipation that something will go wrong and the true horrors of Auschwitz will be revealed.
The story starts in recent times at a music concert before returning to the war and Daniel, a Jew within the concentration camps. He is working as a carpenter, but when it is discovered that he is gifted in violin making, he is set a challenge which will make the difference between life and death.
The story is told very well and very simply which is part of it's charm. I, however, wouldn't consider this one of the best books of it's kind, although it does show another side of the concentration camps which is often unexplored. A good quick read.

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