Tag Archives: WWII

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

This book follows The Tattooist of Auschwitz and is based on the true story of Cilka Klein, who survives Auschwitz only to be sentenced to 15 years at a Russian labour camp in Siberia for having “helped” the Nazis. Again, … Continue reading

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

It’s important to know that this is a true story before you start reading it, because many of the things that happen seem unbelievable or coincidental. Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is the tattooist of Auschwitz-Birkenau for two-and-a-half years. This … Continue reading

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“The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” by Herman Wouk

It’s hard to summarize these two, lengthy masterpieces. A simple explanation is that they tell the story of an American military family, the Henrys, leading up to and then during WWII, respectively in “Winds” (Part 1) and “Remembrance” (Part 2). … Continue reading

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A Different Light

I was talking with a friend about WWII and suddenly I was hit by a vivid memory. I remember being six-years-old and outside with my next-door neighbour, Mr. Gravitis, who was like a grandfather to me. For a moment, the … Continue reading

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Five Dollars and a Bottle of Whiskey

When I was visiting my family at Easter, I asked my dad about this fragmented memory I have. I remember being pretty young (about eight-years-old or so) and my dad being kind of stressed. Letters and lawyers were involved. I … Continue reading

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