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All of us know about the holocaust. Most of us have read The Diary of Anne Frank, probably as a requirement in high school or middle school. I have always actively sought out more information about that period of history due to my own heritage. I’ve wanted to know more about the stories of the survivors because in our house it just wasn’t talked about enough.
I heard about Lily’s Promise from an interview Dov was giving on Good Morning America or something like that. They were talking about this book coming out and I knew I had to read it. Lily takes us on a journey through her life from early childhood with her family, her time in concentration camps (yes, plural), how she came to speak out about her life, through Dov bringing her full circle to the family of the soldier who left her a message on a banknote.
Huge thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review.
I think now more than ever it is so important for survivors like Lily to have their stories told. For the world to really know what happened to them. Some wish for history to be retold, for events of the past to be watered down to make them more palatable for the masses, but the events of WWII weren’t palatable. They were horrific and devastating and those who survived (and those that were lost) are heroes.
I highly recommend this book and hope that it becomes required reading for all in the future. You can pre-order your own copy here or grab one when it comes out on May 10th.
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