Monday, 5 August 2013

Book Review: The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister

It seems appropriate to begin my first book review on this blog with a book I passionately loved and would recommend to anyone with the patience and empathy to try and understand what it is like to be a victim of persecution - it's not to be taken light-heartedly!

For details of what I'm currently reading you can find me on Goodreads.com HERE.




"Everyone needs to read this book at least once in their lives.

It was so beautifully and innocently told from a perspective everyone would be able to identify with, at first I was cynical because of the emphasis on religion but this book is a lot deeper yet universally accessible than that and it reflects the context of when the book was written and Nonna's background.While it's been said in other reviews that the lack of chronological order has negatively effected the book; personally I think it makes the writing more fluid as it reflects how our memory recollects from the past. This does lead to confusion in some places but given the subject matter of the book I think this is a small irk readers can put up with in order to keep the feel of authenticity running throughout.

Please don't judge this book before you've read it thoroughly otherwise you'll be missing out on something that really has the potential to alter your perspective of history and in fact life in general.

Serious words I know but once you've read it, I'm sure you'll understand as it is a very moving, unforgettable story rarely told from such a rich and innocent perspective and captured in a unique form which has since inspired me to
 write to Nonna's son and the editor to personally thank them on releasing their mother's diaries which will hopefully keep the injustices of persecution alive for generations to come."


(Read: June 18-19th 2013)

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