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 Livia Bitton-Jackson, born Elli L. Friedmann in Czechoslavakia, 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. This is her story, written for middle school or high school students. Her previous books include "Elli: Coming of Age... more » in the Holocaust", which received the Christopher Award, the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award, and the Jewish Heritage Award.« less
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.