Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Review: From Sand and Ash

From Sand and Ash From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given a copy of From Sand and Ash in exchange for an honest review.

“Maybe people had no choice but I wonder sometimes what would have happened if everyone without a choice would have made a choice anyway. If we all chose not to participate. Not to be bullied. Not to take up arms. Not to persecute. What would happen then?”

From Sand and Ash was beautiful in its simplicity and haunting in its reality. The very fact that it's based on actual events in history, and that even today there are those still being persecuted for race/ ethnicity is inconceivable. Harmon does a fantastic job at recreating the trials of Jewish people throughout the Holocaust, specifically those from Italy.

“How can you compromise with people who don't want you to exist? They want us to disappear. I can't adapt to death.”

"My prayer is that the people of today will know the past so they won't repeat it."

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