Book Reviews of I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust

I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust
I Have Lived a Thousand Years Growing Up in the Holocaust
Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson
ISBN-13: 9780590642514
ISBN-10: 0590642510
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 224
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a GREAT read. I read it in one day. I would not exactly categorize this with Young Adult, though some would. It is graphic in details. If you are looking for a "true story" read instead of a work of fiction this is it. Also recommended to the reader who is trying to learn more about what daily life was like in the Concentration camps.
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A very moving book. I was actually surprised at how much it affected me. I think it is a worthwile read for young adults. However, I would reccomend reading it ahead of time before you have your child or class read it.
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Amazing how the human spirit can overcome such atrocities!
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This Holocaust memoir describes what happens to Elli Friedmann who is 13 when the Nazis invade Hungary in 1944. "I Have Lived A Thousand Years" is a bittersweet chronicle of the power of faith and perseverance. The author never lost hope that she would somehow survive the horrors that she witnessed day after day. Her testament is a worthy addition to the literature of the Holocaust, and one that younger readers will be able to identify with.
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Good book on the Holocaust experience. Very short chapters, a fast read and appropriate for older children interested in this subject. I wanted to know more about what happened to them after the war so an epilogue would have been great.
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A powerful, first-hand look at a 13 year olds life in a concentration camp where cruelty and suffering is a way of life; A bowl of watered down soup or a potato peel is a delicacy and a decent pair of shoes or a scrap of tattered clothing is something to dream about. A must read for everyone. Let us never forget the victims of the Holocaust. This is a book that is suitable for both teenagers and adults.
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Wonderful book...I read this in one night as I couldn't put it down. She describes how they were taken by the Gestapo and describes much more in detail her life in the camps. Very sad stories but a great and worthwhile read...highly recommended.
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Is a great book to let kids learn abit more about the holocaust, gives information that is age appropriate and in easy to understand language. Should be a must read for any young student.
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Very quick read---a girl's account of her experience from the beginning of the Nazi regime in her native Hungary through her different concentration camps. No graphic content
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Moving personal account of the author's experience as a young girl in various concentration and labor camps.
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Excellent book; written by a survivor of the holocaust. Timeline and glossary are included in an Appendix.
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Very compelling story about the Holocaust. The author wrote from a "we" perspective which, for me, made it easier to digest the "gory" parts.
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This might be a little hard for younger readers to take, but for the more mature ones, this is a wonderfully written first hand account of the Holocaust.
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Livia Bitton Jackson, born Elli L. Friedmann in Czechoslovakia, was thirteen when she, her mother, and her brother were taken to Auschwitz. They were liberated in 1945 and came to the United States on a refugee boat in 1951.
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Very moving story of Ellie Friedmann, who was 13 when the Germans took over her town in Hungarian Occupied Czechoslovakia. She chronicles her life before the beginning of the horrors of the Holocaust, and her near-miraculous survival from both Auschwitz and Dachau.
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Elli Friedman fights for her life in the concentration camp. Elli used to be rich, beautiful, and a daydreaming poet, but now those daydreams are over, when the Nazis invade Hungary. First Elli can not attend school, have possesions, or talk to her neighbors. Then she and her family are forced to move into a crowded ghetto, where privacy becomes a luxury of the past and food becomes a scarcity. Elli can adjust somehow, but little does she know, the worst is yet to come. .
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Unbelievable book!!!
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powerfully written from a 13-14 year-old girl's ordeal.
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I've always been drawn to the Holocaust, and this book was a great one on it.
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This is the most horrific of all the books I have read about this time in history. Livia endured more trauma,physically and mentally than any human being thought possible. Children can often endure more than an adult and survive but this is over and beyond normal capability. Sometimes you can't believe what you are reading this is so much anquish so to speak. I'm so glad so chose to write about her experiences. I hoped it helped her theraputically.
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So wonders thirteen year old Elli Friedmann , just one of the many innocent Holocaust victims, as she fight for her life in a concentration camp. It wasn't long ago that Elli led a normal life; a life rich and full that included family, friends, school, and thoughts about boys. A life in which Elli could lie and daydream for hours that she was a beautiful and elegant celebrated poet. But these adolescent daydreams quickly darken in March 1944, when the Nazis invade Hungary. First Elli can no longer attend school, have possessions, or talk to her neighbors. Then she and her family are forced to leave their house behind to move into a crowded ghetto, where privacy becomes a luxury of the past and food becomes a scarcity. Her strong will and faith allow Elli to manage and adjust somehow, but what Elli doesn't know is that this is only the beginning and the worst is yet to come...A remarkable memoir, I Have Lived A Thousand Years is a story of cruelty and suffering, but at the same time a story of hope, faith, perseverance, and love.