By pkimmel on February 27, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Marion A. Stahl writes with rare vision and inspiration, bringing readers the story of the Holocaust through the lens of family. We meet Anita as a young child, amidst her idyllic life of home, family, and community. But as Hitler’s influence grows, the very fabric of their lives begins to unravel as one by one, the family is pulled apart. Anita finds the courage to navigate her changing world and is determined to find her family, to reunite the pieces she has lost.Marion manages to write with such a fresh and authentic voice, that I felt completely transported, as if I were viewing the Holocaust’s infamous events for the first time. Anita, now as an adult speaking to the next generation, says she wants to share her story so that people will stand up and speak out against oppression and bullying of all kinds. Marion has captured that spirit through this book. It’s an intimate and vital call to remember the past and carry its lessons into our future.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book for Everyone To Read, February 23, 2014
This review is from: Be a Hero: Anita’s Piano (Paperback)
This book is a first hand account of Anita as she survives the Holocaust. As you read the book, you learn about her happy childhood, her close family, and how WWII and the actions of Hitler ruined her entire family. The unimaginable, spending part of her childhood first in the ghettos, then in the concentration camps, is captured in Anita’s gripping tale of survival. Never had I read a book that helped me appreciate the life we have now and feel so grateful for it. I think Anita’s story, as written by Marion Stahl, should be required reading for students in schools to remind children and adults alike that humans have the capacity to be the worst they can possibly be when they act out of hatred, and they have the capacity to be the best they can be when they act out of love and caring, and that it’s important for each of us to choose the latter.
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