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Once & Then by Morris Gleitzman
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it was amazing

Ever since my grandmother passed away I’ve become more interested in both WWI and WWII. Knowing that my father was born almost exactly 4 years after the end of World War II makes me wonder how different things might have turned out if he had been alive during the war. I know only a few stories from my grandmother before she died of her experience as a child being evacuated and living on rations during the First World War. I am grateful that despite all the hate and violence in our world today, I currently am living in a safe area with shelter and plenty of modern comforts. The more I learn about Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, the more it hurts my soul. How can humans be so horrible to other humans? To have read this, and consider what it might have been like, to be a Jewish child while the Nazis were in power, was a brand new perspective for me; haunting and chilling.

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Reading Progress

March 22, 2018 – Shelved
March 22, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
April 7, 2018 – Shelved as: owned-and-unread
June 1, 2018 –
page 56
June 2, 2018 – Started Reading
June 3, 2018 –
page 153
June 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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