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Parallel Journeys Paperback – March 1, 2000
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This book turned out to be a very good book. The front cover features Adolf Hitler with
thousands of his young supporters hailing him during World War Two. Books about the war
usually depress me so usually I wouldn't read them, but this book appealed to me because of the
faces of two teenagers on the front cover. That lead me to read the back cover which simply
said-He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is a story of the parallel journey through
World War II with Alfons Heck, and Helen Wohlfarth. It compares the two people who had
completely different experiences of the war and to let them tell their stories side by side. It tells
how Helen was treated bad during the war, and how Alfons was training to treat people like
Helen badly and get ready for the war. When I first started reading this book I noticed how
different it was to some of the other novels I have read about the holocaust. It's very chilling to
realize that it is non-fiction. It isn't based on a true story
I learned many things that I didn't know about the Holocaust. I never realized how bad it
was until I read this book. I was surprised to know how young some of the men were while in the
army. It was really sick to know that if they disobeyed an order they could be put to death. For
example, when Alfons thought an order he was given was a mistake and didn't follow it. He was
punished but luckily not killed. After he punished he never disobeyed an order again even if it was
to kill himself. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes war books especially World
War Two books.
Written by: Joe Boggs Madison Middle School
Helen Waterford was a young Jewish girl who grew up in Frankfurt, Germany. She married Siegfried Wohlfarth and the two moved to Amsterdam because of tension in Frankfurt. She had a baby girl Doris whom she gave to friends because she was going into hiding. She and her husband were found by the Nazis and taken to Birkenau. Birkenau was one of the forty camps at Auschwitz. There she experienced to horror of the death camps.Read more ›
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Excellent and important book. The story follows the journey of 2 very different Germans during WW2, a Jewish girl, and an aryan boy who grows up to become a Nazi soldier. Read morePublished 3 months ago by RJohn
Required reading for my daughters English class, since she is able to make notes in margin or underline/highlight her personal copy we are satisfied with the purchase. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Le Big Dog
Parallel Journeys is an excellent book that recounts the stories of Hitler Youth member Alfons Heck and Helen Waterford, a Jewish woman, side by side. Read morePublished 9 months ago by JD
I loved the story and all the details of the two lives . It is a story that every teenager should have to read before they turn 18Published 10 months ago by spmorton
A book. What else to add. If you like the Genre you like this as well.Published 10 months ago by TLB
I found this book very intriguing. To see the same time period through two different sets of eyes was quite enlightening. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sr. Brian Marie Latour
I found myself saying time after time, "I'll only read a few more pages and take a break." Time and again I failed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by mom_of_2_boys
This is a great book! This should be a must read for every young person - to be sure that we do not allow another "holocaust" to happen. Read morePublished 15 months ago by S. Anderson