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Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
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Oct 30, 09

Read in October, 2009

Genre: Biography/Informative/Poetry
Copyright: 2006

"Yellow Star" is the true story of Syvia Perlmutter and her family's struggle to survive in the Lodz ghetto during World War II. Written in verse, the book gives readers a haunting vision of how life was for Jews during World War II. Faced with the possibilities of starvation, freezing temperatures, loss of friends and family, and execution, Syvia's story is a perfect narrative of how hard things were.

I thought this book was very depressing, however, it was very good! To think that an entire group of people were slaughtered because of their religion is horrible. This book gives you an inside look at how mistreated the Jews were and how vicious the Nazi's and Hitler were. I've always been somewhat fascinated with reading books about World War II and the Holocaust. I find it so inspiring that through the worst of times, there were people who stood up for what they believed in, hoped when hope seemed lost, and eventually persevered over their difficulties.

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