“The Diary of a Young Girl” By Anne Frank Review

Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl is an inspiring and tragic account of an ordinary life lived in extraordinary circumstances that has enthralled readers for generations. In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a ‘secret annexe’, fearing discovery.

This one is really worth reading because it opens your eyes on things you probably didn’t think about or consider. Of course this one is hard to read at times because of what Anne Frank had written about the life in her hidden place and how it really is to be hidden for over then 2 years which is a fucking long time.

It’s important to say that this book might not be for everyone, because of the harsh reality of it and the tragic life which Anne Frank and her family had. 

For everyone who is interested in World War 2 just like me this book is a must read because it gives you a perspective from a jews girl who was very optimistic and hoped for the best even when she knew that the reality might be very different then what she hopes it would be some day.

This book is very different from most books about World War 2 because it comes from a perspective of a little jew girl who was in hiding with her family for over 2 years to escape the Holocaust. 

This book is really hard to review because it’s not a typical book in which you can point out things you like and not like. This book is essentially a diary written by a girl during war time and you sort of cant say “oh, this is wrong” because people who didn’t go through Holocaust dont know what it really was like to suffer in these fucking places. 

But of course this diary / book was written by a 13 / 14 year old girl which means that there are a lots of cringe moments in it. So be warned about that.

This book at times also feels like a hardcore history lesson which not everyone will like, but I guess that there are people who are like me and prefer to rather have a hardcore history lesson than a censured history lesson.

There were also times were this book felt like a major gossip written by a teen girl who is shitty about her parents because they didn’t allow her to do things which she wanted to do. 

I give this book 3 / 5

"The Tattooist of Auschwitz" By Heather Morris Review

87In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Holocaust fiction books in the English language alone. So I would recommend to not pick up this one.

It is a story based of true people and true events but this book have contains couple of errors and information inconsistent with the some facts. This book also contains over-interpretations, misinterpretations and understatements on which the overall inauthentic picture of the camp reality is built. If you don’t believe me on this one, feel free the feuds between the author of this book and Auschwitz Museum. And there are also a disclaimer at the museum (which I have visited) that this book contains several errors in it as well as some falls information.

Because of these errors in information I cant give this book a good review. This is because people who read read historical books wants to educate themselves and not just read something which was made up by the author.

However in the end this book doesn’t fail to show us the sad reality of Holocaust, Concentration camps and evilness of Nazi soldiers.

Some of the descriptions in this book are were shitty and very poorly done. It was almost as if the author didn’t bother to put all the work she could have into this book.

There were no depth in the emotions. And the characters were written as they had only one thing good and bad about them. I hate when this happens, because I want to see the characters as realistic as possible. And as we all know in the real world no one is only shades of bad or good.

The writing style could have been better. There were a lot of times when this book went like “he did this, and then he did that”.And it was sort of written as a fictional story when we look at the fals informations and errors in the book itself

The dialogs in this book for the most part felt empty, ridiculous and overall shallow. It was almost like the author just wanted to fill up the empty space on paper. Overall the dialgos felt like they were written by 12 year old kid.

The descriptions in this book feels like the author wanted to just be done with them and move on. There weren’t a lot of details in the descriptions. For the most part the descriptions were like “he had a black and white cloths on him”

I give this book 1 / 5

"Auschwitz Lullaby" by Mario Escobar Review

96On an otherwise ordinary morning in 1943, Helene Hannemann is preparing her five children for the day when the German police arrive at her home. Helene’s worst fears come true when the police, under strict orders from the SS, demand that her children and husband, all of Romani heritage, be taken into custody. Though Helene is German and safe from the forces invading her home, she refuses to leave her family—sealing her fate in a way she never could have imagined. After a terrifying trek across the continent, Helene and her family arrive at Auschwitz and are thrown into the chaos of the camp. Her husband, Johann, is separated from them, but Helene remains fiercely protective of her children and those around her. When the powers-that-be discover that Helene is not only a German but also a trained nurse, she is forced into service at the camp hospital, which is overseen by the notorious Dr. Mengele himself.

Another book about the about Holocaust and about the World War 2. This is book is a Historical Fiction because there were parts of this book which were changed. However Historical Fiction are much easier to handle than Historical book. This whole book is overall based on events experienced by a family. And it really shows that love can survive everything even the holocaust and the death of a full family. This book really opens up your eyes and it makes you see that the earth is sometimes a place from the darkest nightmares. And to be honest this book changed me a little bit.

It is an emotional read, and sometimes this book is too hard to handle. You need sometimes stop reading and just think over what you just read. Because this book really goes into some very dark places.

The characters was of course more or less based of real person who were killed in the holocaust. And every character in this book was endearing and unforgettable. Every character in this book is very well written and described. And you can’t complain that these characters are poorly done because they aren’t.

The author did an amazing job with bringing the story of Helene Hannemann and her family. This book his heartbreaking and really strong story. Sometimes even too hard to handle as i had mentioned before.

Descriptions of the events in this book are brilliant as well. The size of this book is also good. Because it isn’t too long neither it is too short.

Visiting Auschwitz concentration camp and Auschwitz-Birkenau defiantly helps you to have an understand of the layout of the camp. But this book will work just as fine without visiting Auschwitz.

I give this book 5 / 5