on November 5, 2011
It took a few pages to get into the book, but then I was hooked. I pulled an all-nighter because I couldn't put it down.
The construct of the story pulls you in... you become part of the story - seeing the world as Ernst did, feeling his pride, anger, fear, betrayal, heartbreak and final triumph. Even after having read it days ago, I cannot shake the thoughts and experiences of this young boy living through hell.
This an important book which furthers the necessary reminder of what we cannot as humanity, ever forget, allow to be dismissed or swept under the "rug" of our collective history. The growing evil pervading our global mindset would have the facts of the Holocaust removed from our consciousness, ultimately lending to the future potential of it repeating and much, much worse.
Thank you for standing up for the millions who died, survived, as well as the families, friends and supporters of the victims of the evil perpetrated on these, our fellow human beings.
Dr. Jesse Grillos