Gizelle Hersh, Inspired By Her Mother S Parting Words, Attempts To Save Her Three Younger Sisters And A Brother From Death In The Auschwitz Concentration Camp At The Close Of World War II. It is hard to give a rating to such a haunting book, a book about the atrocities of the Holocaust There was much to learn in this book about a family from Hungary what happened to them during Hitler s awful reign Mother, Father, four daughters and one son, his father s eternity Gizelle was the oldest and the last words from her mother were Gizelle, you must watch the children Gizelle kept these words inside her Even when she was the only one of her
The beautiful and terrible story of the girl Gizelle Hersh who, together with her sisters, survives Auschwitz, against all odds I read it when I was young borrowed from a friend and a few years ago, wanted to own a copy It isn t sold any, but luckily I found one on ebay, signed by Mrs Hersch no less I read this book when I was in 8th grade It was the first big book I ever read, and it was the first time I really learned about the holocaust It absolutely changed my life both sparking my love of reading and making me appreciate my own life.I don t remember if it was well written or exactly how it ends I do remember not being able to put it down , but the images it conjured in my head has stuck with me for twenty five years And I still have a deep respect and soft spot in my heart f I read this book when I was in 8th grade It was the first big book I ever read, and it was the first time I really learned about the holocaust It absolutely changed my life both sparking my love of reading and making me appreciate
Very well told story of how author and her three sisters survived the Holocaust, including a stint at Auschwitz Birkenau Pretty amazing story Sadly of course the author s parents and brother did not survive. Read this one with 13 year old son. hungary, holocaust. A heartbreaking story about a Jewish girl who tries to save her younger sisters from death in Auschwitz No matter how many times I read this book, it s still moves me.
- 319 pages
- Gizelle, Save the Children!
- Gizelle Hersh
- 01 September 2018 Gizelle Hersh