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Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie
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Sep 12, 2009

it was amazing
Read in September, 2009

A beautiful memoir, written by Leslie Gilbert- Lurie. The first part of the story is about Rita and her family. The Gamss family, 14 people, hid from the Nazi's in the attic of a farmers house. During this time, they used buckets for toilets, dirty water had to be used to wash 14 people, potato soup was all they had to eat, 1 time a day and sometimes not every day.
Ritas baby brother died during this time and her mother died shortly after. Two years they hid in the attic.
This story is not just about the horrors and anguish of the holocaust, its about the depression and the fears and how it affected not only Rita and her family but her children and her childrens children.
The last part of the book is told by Leslie and how she always had to be with her mother for fear of something bad happening to her.

I highly recommend this book. For more information see her website

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Lisa I have this one to review. Can't wait to get to it now.

Natalie It really is a great book, very very interesting .

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