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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Oct 24, 2010

really liked it

This is a stunning book. It is brutally realistic in some ways, in certain incidences that you want to be different but can't be for the sake of authenticity. The prose is clear and beautiful, but not flowery. It treats its subject with respect. This is a painful book about the holocaust. However, it is more about the long lasting effects of the halocaust than a focus on the camps themselves. I highly recommend this book. It has passion, mystery and history all rolled into one. But it has a profoundly important message in it. It reminds the world of little known French involvement in the rounding up of tens of thousands of Jewish families, and as for me, introduces it for the first time. The juxtaposition of the themes "never forget," the mantra of Jewish survivors, and that France and the French people must take responsibility for what happened emphasize each one.
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