Thursday, September 29, 2011

Book Review

Sarah's KeySarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unbearably sad account of a relatively unknown, or at least, not well-known, period of French history of the roundup of Jewish French in 1942.

Sarah is taken with her parents and thousands of others, by the French Police. Sarah had locked her younger brother into a secret closet in their home, telling him she will be back for him and to stay quiet. She had no idea that the forced evacuation from their home would be permanent.

The consequence of that action, as played out in the lives of so many others is heart-wrenching.

The story reverts from 1942 to current day, with a French journalist uncovering the story and determining to discover all the facts of what happened to Sarah and her family.

The reader can almost feel a bit of the anguish at the evil actions wrought on these poor souls. Although this book is fiction, the facts of the roundup of July 1942 are true.

There will never be enough books written or words spoken to convey the utter travesty of this terrible period in our worlds' history. As this book says; Never Again!"

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