The Story of Blima: A Holocaust Survivor
She paid no heed to the stories about a man named Adolf Hitler, his Nazi Party, and their plan for a world that did not include Jews.
But almost overnight her ordinary life was gone, replaced by a nightmare world of terror and death. Millions of people disappeared into the horror of...more
I think the theme of this book is a lesson to never repeat ourselves in this miserable history. Blima said there were two major concerns to people and they were "look on the brighter side and never give up on yourself or anyone else ...more
1936. Poland. Blima Weisstuch was twenty years old, pretty, and Jewish. She worked in her Aunt Rachel’s bakery, chatting with the children, and serving customers. She wasn’t really interested in politics – she was just concerned with making it to the bakery on time each morning. But one morning, when she arrives at the bakery, she finds her aunt in tears and a yellow scroll with the word ‘JUDEN’ plastered to the window. It symbolizes that their estab ...more
The take place between the year 1936 and 1947 and it talk about before, during and after the holocaust. Bl ...more
I always find each story unique and compelling. So is The Story of Blima.
However, I was utterly dismayed by the following: 1. The transition to chapter 2 was very abrupt, and it seemed that nothing really happened since September 1st, the first d ...more
"The Story of Blima" is a very slim book, weighing in at 133 pages. But the subject matter is heavy, and while you'll likely read the book quickly, Blima and her story will stay in your mind for a while.
The book takes place between the years of 1936 and 1947 and covers Blima's life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Captured off the street of her hometown by the Nazis, Blima is imprisoned in a forced labor camp for the maj ...more
Furthermore, I found some anecdotes told throughout the novel seemed trivial and unnecessary, this happened so frequently that, for me, it took away from the author's attempts to describe the enormity and tragedy of the Holocaust.
It kinda lacked detail, even though I'm sure I didn't want too much graphic detail about the Holocaust. I felt like it taught me a little more about history, and I guess that's the point of historical books.