I Have Lived A Thousand Years

I Have Lived A Thousand Years

Growing up in the Holocaust

Book - 1997
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The intimate and haunting memoir of a teenager who survived the Nazi death camps

Thirteen-year-old Elli Friedmann's life was changed forever when the Nazis invaded her homeland of Hungary. In excruciating and immediate detail, the author describes her descent into the hell of Auschwitz and recounts what it was like to be one of the few teenaged camp inmates. Through a series of tiny but miraculous twists of fate, Elli managed to come out of the camp alive, together with her mother and her brother. Although her story is heartbreaking, Elli's enduring hope, perseverance, strength, and love throughout her ordeal make it an inspiring one as well. Readers will be moved by the intensity of Elli's spirit and will rejoice in her ability to overcome the nightmare that was her daily reality.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1997.
ISBN: 9780689810220
Characteristics: 224 p. ;,22 cm.


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Apr 01, 2015

This is such a dramatic story. My favorite part is when they have been let out of the trains and are sitting there dazed on the platform. Villagers have come to bring broth or whatever and a woman, trying to be kind, says, "Was it hard for you older ones to work?" The author says, "How old do you think I am?" "About 60?" "I am 14 years old." The woman is so horror-struck she retreats to the group of villagers waiting for their orders (from the Allies who have discovered these train cars full of concentration camp victims). That also happened to Beck Weathers when he staggered back to Camp IV during the 1996 Everest disaster, expecting help, and he was put in a tent and ignored, because nobody could stand to look at him.

Jun 13, 2013

I found that I read this boigraphy the same way I wouold read a book like The Hunger Games-- it was simply too fantastic to seem real.

Sep 16, 2009

I woulf not recommend this book for people under 13 because it is very descriptive, especially at the end.

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Jun 13, 2013

kmhenning thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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