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The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman
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really liked it
bookshelves: autobiography-biography, nonfiction, classics, books-to-movies, war, travel-cultures

Not sure how to rate this. It seems insensitive to say things like: it was a good read about the horrors of the holocaust. The horrors seemed more in my interpreting the obvious since the author wrote of his time in the Warsaw ghetto with almost indifference, as in just a narrative. Also in the beginning when there were rumors of the actions of the Germans, Poles and Jews were volunteering to go fight, he chose to stay home with his parents and brother and sister. I didn't respect him for that. The book paints a picture for us of the time in the Warsaw Ghetto with people being shot and killed, the streets being blocked off and guarded by soldiers and the neighborhoods getting smaller and tighter without the remaining residents having knowledge of the death camps, incinerators, or the knowledge of what was happening to their disappearing friends and families.
The book gave me good incite and appreciation into what was happening in Warsaw during WW2.

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Started Reading
January 28, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 29, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 29, 2017 – Shelved
January 29, 2017 – Shelved as: autobiography-biography
January 29, 2017 – Shelved as: nonfiction
January 29, 2017 – Shelved as: classics
January 29, 2017 – Shelved as: books-to-movies
February 27, 2017 – Shelved as: war
February 27, 2017 – Shelved as: travel-cultures

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