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I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia E. Bitton-Jackson
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Jun 08, 2010

this book was a great primary source to the inside of concentration camps during the world war 2. this book is narrated by a girl named eli. eli and her family end up being sent to concentration camps. her dad gets killed at a death camp,she and her mom always find the way to escape gas chambers, shooting lines while the majority of her family is dead. this book reveals how the germans took advance of their trust and violated their rights of being human. in the end eli and her family return to a town which has only 36 people left after the war when it used to be around 7,ooo. she then faced challenges of returning to her old school to find none of her old classmates their but instead in their place are kids she's never seen before. it turns out that these kids were placed their by the goverment to cover the spots of millions of jewish children and teachers lost concentration camps. its hard for eli to live without her father but keeps living on but is still reminded of her past by the tattoo she has on her arm(her #)and the memories of watching friends and family get shot in the back,eye leaving fountains of blood pouring out. she often tends to now be greatful for food clothes and the minor thing remembering how she used to starved and stripped of her comfort clothing. this book was great, it is a must read for anyone. i got this book in the 7th grade from the library and had to take it back out this year, its really dramatical and descriptive to the fullest.
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