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A Child al Confino by Enrico Lamet
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Feb 20, 2011

really liked it
Read from March 02 to 06, 2011

This is a true story written by Eric Lamet, who was only seven years old when the Nazis invaded Vienna--and changed his life and the lives of all European Jews forever.

He and his mother fled to Italy, which saved their lives. They were 'confined' to a backward Italian town, and had to check in with local authorities twice a day. There is much love, humor and display of the wonder of the human spirit in this story. It's not at all upsetting to read, for the most part, as they weren't ever in the death camps. They actually became a part of the village they were confined in, to the point that the villagers protected them when German soldiers took over.

I would recommend this as informative historical writing with heart. Good for book clubs, I think!

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message 1: by Enrico (new)

Enrico Lamet Thank you so much for your opinion on my book. Reviews like yours are greatly appreciated. Eric

message 2: by Enrico (new)

Enrico Lamet Thank you for your nice comments. Best, Eric

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