Book Review: Block 66 – The Incredible Story of Holocaust Survival
Get ready to be transported back into history, back into the horrors of the Holocaust – but this time, with a twist. Block 66 takes you on a journey with Moshe Kessler, a 14-year-old boy who has already endured more than any child ever should. But now, in the middle of winter, he must try to survive Buchenwald concentration camp. And as everyone knows, if you want to survive, you have to get to Block 66.
This incredible true story is one that is both shocking and inspiring. The story is about the secret resistance movement that rose up in Buchenwald, with one mission – to protect the camp’s children from harm. Block 66 was the children’s block, and it was at the forefront of this movement. The Germans were cruel and determined – but they were no match for the children of Buchenwald.
The book is written with a fun and engaging style, which is rare when it comes to books about the Holocaust. But don’t be fooled – despite the lightness of the tone, Block 66 is a powerful and thought-provoking story that will leave you with a profound sense of awe and admiration for the brave souls who fought against all odds to protect the children.
One of the things that makes this book so unique is the fact that it is based on a true story. Moshe Kessler is a real person, as are the other characters in the book. The author’s ability to take this story and turn it into a compelling, engaging narrative is something truly remarkable.
Block 66 is an emotional rollercoaster that will take you on a journey through the darkest period in human history. But it is also a story of hope, courage, and the triumph of the human spirit. It will make you laugh, cry, and, most importantly, make you think. The book is not just about the Holocaust – it’s about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
The author did a fantastic job with the pacing of the story. It never felt rushed, nor did it drag on for too long. Each page was filled with tension and drama, as Moshe and the other characters fought to survive in the most unimaginable circumstances.
The descriptions of the concentration camp were vivid and sobering. The author did not shy away from the brutality of the place, and it was a stark reminder of the horrors that took place during that time.
One of the things I appreciated about Block 66 was that it didn’t shy away from the fact that the resistance movement was not perfect. The characters were flawed, they made mistakes, and they had to face the consequences of their actions. It was a reminder that in times of great adversity, there are no easy answers, and the right thing to do is not always clear.
In conclusion, Block 66 is a book that everyone should read. It’s an inspiring story of courage, hope, and the triumph of the human spirit. The author managed to take this true story and turn it into a work of fiction that is both engaging and thought-provoking. It’s a book that will make you laugh, cry, and, most importantly, make you think. Highly recommended!
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(as of Mar 30, 2023 15:35:53 UTC – Details)