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message 1: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2955 comments Mod
Discussion begins here!

Here are a few questions to get you going!

- What role did—could—compassion play in the horrific conditions of Nazified Europe? What were the dangers to those who attempted to act compassionately? How might you have chosen if faced with such a dire dilemma: compassion vs. risk?

- Both Caroline and Kasia make foolish mistakes. Does that affect your ability to elicit sympathy for the two characters?

- "Man's inhumanity to man" is one of the main concerns of LiLac Girls. Talk about the "slippery slope" on which Herta finds herself. How did she end up in the untenable situation in which she finds herself? How culpable is she?

message 2: by Kristie (new)

Kristie Planning to start this one as soon as I finish my current reads. It looks so good!

message 3: by Rachel Jorquera , Moderator (new)

Rachel Jorquera  (racheljorquera) | 2955 comments Mod
Me too! Picking it up right now as we speak (i mean type!)

message 4: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (mcdawn73) | 74 comments I'm hoping to start this today! Life's been a been stressed over the last week and haven't gotten much reading in.

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