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A Daughter of Zion by Bodie Thoene
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Apr 20, 10

bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from March 18 to April 01, 2010

Hmm. The perception of Rachel as guilty of a great crime for surviving in spite of the horrors inflicted upon her while imprisioned in a Nazi brothel--at the age of 14!--is so unrighteous and repugnant, I've had a hard time crediting the emotions of the characters regarding it. The thought of a Nazi abuser eventually catching up with Rachel again makes me ill. I've had to take this book in short doses, that's about all I can handle at one time.

As in the first book, Thoene characterizes in stereotypes: the good are very, very good; the bad are pure evil. I'm suspicious of any historical account that presents only one point of view--especially if that point of view comes from the bleeding heart of a suffering innocent. Though the basic facts of the Partition are there, this book ignores the other side of the story. I think it would have been a better book if we had been forced to view at least ONE of the characters demonized by Thoene with compassion.
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