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I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson
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May 06, 12

it was amazing
Read in October, 2010

This book is graphic, powerful and a sure one to upset people. It follows Elli Friedmann, a 13 year old Jewish girl growing up in the Holocaust. She describes the horrors of the Jews persecution and the utter hell that was Auschwitz. The book is difficult to read, it makes you imagine what kind of sick, twisted people could put a 13 year old girl through such a horrific ordeal. I read this book when I was just 11 years old and it really did open my eyes to the suffering that children my age, sometimes even younger were being treated in such an inhumane way. Livia Bitton-Jackson brings to life the true emotions felt by a teenager of that time and the events of the Holocaust become less like they are in a History textbook, and more like real life. Moving, gripping, but a great read.
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