Imagine living in a cell, with almost nothing to eat or drink, and for there to be a constant threat of being sent to the gas chamber. There are really people who had to do that, and they were treated worse than most people treat their pigs. I just finished a book about the life of a girl who lived through that horrible time, and it’s not a book for someone with a weak stomach.
The book, I Have Lived a Thousand Years, written by Livia Bitton-Jackson (born Elli L. Friedmann) is about the author’s life growing up in the Holocaust. She is taken from her home and put into a concentration camp with her mother, just because she’s Jewish. If you wish to learn more about the Holocaust, read this woman’s life story.
I don’t think anyone could easily stand to read this book, but I managed to read it. It’s a great book, but it has some horrifying parts. I think that most of my friends (except one girl who’s stomach must be made of stone) would not physically be able to read it because of some of the events. I could barely stand to read the things that this young girl had to live through. Man, some people can live through everything, and still succeed in life!