Saturday, September 5, 2015

Jag Heter Inte Miriam - Majgull Axelsson

Young Romani girl survives Auschwitz and Ravensbrück, accidentally assumes a Jewish identity on her way to Sweden, where she remains, keeping up appearances up to her 85th birthday.

This sort of book ought to be mandatory high-school reading : History comes alive on the pages, and the subject matter is momentous, especially in Europe today.

For the jaded, middle-aged lady I have somehow become, however, it was a bit long and lacked literary style.

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