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I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing up in…

I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust (1997)

by Livia Bitton-Jackson

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This is not shelved as a YA book, but the content is pretty mature since the author describes in some detail her experience during the Holocaust. She survived living in a ghetto, Auschwitz, multiple transports, and other harrowing events. The book is written in chronological order and at the end there is a summary timeline. Each chapter gives the location and date as well. I do not think "enjoy" is the right term for this book, but I do value learning about her experience. We cannot forget what has happened in the past or we are doomed to repeat it. The emotions she spoke of when being torn apart from her family and the fear she felt with each new experience were difficult, but important, to read.
  BTPiglet | Jul 17, 2018 |
Just like other Holocaust books, this one contains haunting accounts of the horrors this girl had to endure at the hands of the monstrous Nazis. ( )
  Moore31 | Feb 25, 2018 |
Just like other Holocaust books, this one contains haunting accounts of the horrors this girl had to endure at the hands of the monstrous Nazis. ( )
  Moore31 | Feb 25, 2018 |
RGG: Another Holocaust memoir. For better more mature readers. Reading Interest: 13-YA.
  rgruberexcel | Jul 31, 2017 |
This book is a very gripping read. There are no words to explain - you just have to read it yourself and digest.

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What is death all about?
What is life all about?
So wonders thirteen-year-old Ellie Friedmann, just one of the many innocent Holocaust victims, as she fights for her life in a concentration camp. It wasn't long ago that Elli led a normal life; a life rich and full that included family, friends. school, and thoughts about boys. A life in which Elli could lie and daydream for hours that she was a beautiful and elegant celebrated poet.
But these adolescent daydreams quickly darken in March 1944, when the Nazis invade Hungary. First Elli can no longer attend school, have possessions, or talk to her neighbours. Then she and her family are forced to leave their house behind to move into a crowded ghetto, where privacy becomes a luxury of the past and food becomes a scarcity. Her strong will and faith allow Elli to manage and adjust somehow, but what Elli doesn't know is that this is only the beginning and the worst is yet to come...... ( )
  mazda502001 | Jul 26, 2016 |
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Dedicated to the children of Israel who, unsung and unacclaimed, risk their lives every day just by traveling to school on the roads of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, for the sake of a secure peace in Israel - the only guarantee that a Holocaust will never happen again.
LJCRS Book Fair Selection 5758
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I dream of enrolling in the prep school in Budapest, the capital city.
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The author, who was imprisoned in Auschwitz as a teenager, describes her terrible experiences as one of the camp's few adolescent inmates and the miraculous twists of fates that enabled her to survive.

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The author describes her experiences during World War II when she and her family were sent to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

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