I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-JacksonWhat is death all about?
What is life all about?
So wonders thirteen-year-old- Elli Friedmann, just one of the many innocent Holocaust victims, as she fights for her life in a concentration camp. It wasnt long ago that Elli led a normal life; a life rich and full that included family, friends, school, and thoughts about boys. A life in which Elli could lie and daydream for hours that she was a beautiful and elegant celebrated poet.
But these adolescent daydreams quickly darken in March 1944, when the Nazis invade Hungary. First Elli can no longer attend school, have possessions, or talk to her neighbors. Then she and her family are forced to leave their house behind to move into a crowded ghetto, where privacy becomes a luxury of the past and food becomes a scarcity. Her strong will and faith allow Elli to manage and adjust somehow, but what Elli doesnt know is that this is only the beginning and the worst is yet to come....
A remarkable memoir. I Have Lived a Thousand Years is a story of cruelty and suffering, but at the same time a story of hope, faith, perseverance and love.
I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust Summary & Study Guide
Her true identity was in the shadows for years after her death in Little did her family know that she lived on through her cell line which is estimated to have a cumulative weight of around 50 million metric tons today.
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