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On my book list, the first of my challenge was to read Eva Schloss’s After Auschwitz.
I have been interested in WWII since 1970’s when as a kid, I started to watch “The World At War” at my Nan’s house on a Sunday. I found that I was fascinated about what happened, and moreover why. Like everyone, I could not understand why people would do such things to others. As an adult, I have read and watched so much about the genocide and will never understand the hate that the German authorities had towards other human beings.
Eva and her mother survived being sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau on her 15th Birthday. Her book talks a little about the camps and how she ended up there, but more importantly, what happened after she and her mother were liberated.
Eva is mainly known for being the co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK, and of course also as the Stepsister of Anne Frank.
This is an incredible book focusing on her life after liberation, how she moved forward, helped others to move on with their life, and above all remember the people who lost their lives through the Anne Frank Trust UK.
I have just bought another of her books entitled Eva’s Story: A survivor’s tale by the step-sister of Anne Frank which covers her time in the death camps and the detailed ordeals her and her family endured.
I have quite literally thousands of books, and this is no exaggeration. I have been collecting books all my adult life. I have bought books that I have never read, and may never get to read, but I am determined to try.
Inspired by another blogger Chronical Of Ellen, I have decided to list some books that I have to read in the next month, and no crafting (well, I may do a bit).
The photo you see showing my Churchill Diaries will not be a collection that I will be challenging myself to as yet, as they are quite intense reads. I have set a date of the end of July, so that gives me about 5 weeks to complete the following in this order:
- After Auschwitz; Eva Schloss
- Open the Cage, Murphy; Paul O’Grady
- The Dynamite Room; Jason Hewitt
- The Road Ahead; Christabel Bielenberg
So, here goes, let’s see how I do. I have only managed to read 10 books this year, which is a far cry from my wanting to read 52 by the end of the year.
I will, of course, keep you all posted.