Reviews of Nonfiction Books I Have Lived A Thousand Lives: Growing Up In the Holocaustby Livia Bitton-Jackson
Review by: Lanea J.
Florida, Grade 8
I thought it was amazing how Elli Friedmann managed to save her mother from selection (the choosing of who would be sent to the gas chambers because they weren't stable enough to work) by sneeking her out of the Revier without getting caught by the SS or Kapos of the camp. To me that shows that she didn't change like all the other people in the camp did, I mean she still cared about her mother's life, unlike many of the people who had given up hope on life and didn't care about what happened to anyone around them. She was very brave and I respect that.
I really connected with Elli in the book because she did everything in her power to keep her mother alive AND keep herself alive with the hope that liberation was coming to her soon. She prayed that they both would be back home safe and no longer facing death and torture any longer.