This is a beautifully-written story dealing with a very difficult topic — the situation in Europe in the years leading up to and during World War II. The suffering of the people, the conditions in the concentration camps and the labor camps, are difficult to read about. It is almost impossible to imagine man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. The book focuses on one extended family, and the author brings them to life for the reader. It is very emotional and heartbreaking.
Evaluation: 5 out of 5