Ten Boom, Corrie. The Hiding Place. Germany: Bantam Books 1974
In Corrie’s book The Hiding Place it offers a more personal view into the concentration camps in Germany and all her personal experiences along the way. It offers a direct view into her thoughts and emotions and being able to imagine it so clearly the state of the camps she went to. You feel all of her pain and see it all through her eyes with how clearly she explains it. The state of the camps being so dirty, sleeping on rotten beds crowded with people, and even in the middle of the night the person next to you life slips away by morning. It is very sobering how real it all feels even to the reader. Corrie Ten Boom and her whole family went off to the camps for keeping Jews safe and out of her whole family she was the only one that survived. It is a very sobering book to read indeed, you feel all the pain, anxiety and feel all of the fear she experienced. I believe this book not only is a good descriptor of the camps but also dives into the emotions of the people living in them and just how the littlest things in there can bring all the joy in the world. This book would be an okay book for students at a high school caliber because the beginning starts slow but the inner content in phenomenal. In conclusion I think that The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom a very insightful book on the concentration camps and also keeps you entertained on the same hand.
Boyne, John. The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas. Ireland: David Fickling Books 2006 Boyne’s book offers a completely different view of the concentration camps from what normal eyes would see. It offers the perspective of a child. The child’s name is Bruno and although he himself does not live inside the camps, he lives along side them and makes friends with another little boy named Shmuel who is his age and a Jew. This books makes the concentration camps seem almost innocent. Although he is not directly in...
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