Sarah's Stars

Lillian Boraks-Nemetz & Irene N. Watts.
Tapestry of Hope
Tundra  $24.99  ISBN 0-88776-638-2  226 pg.
Reviewed by Melissa, Age 13

Luxembourg was a carefree happy little country, before the war. I can imagine how anguished my parents must have felt when, from only a few kilometers away, echoes reached them of the hate-filled bark resounding from the throat of a murderous lunatic frothing at the mouth, and millions of Germans roaring with him, “Sieg heil!” and “Death to the Jews!”

The dark years in time, know as the Holocaust, are illuminated in one of many lights, inside Tapestry of Hope. The tragedy is presented in the utmost reality. It is brought to life once more through a collection of plays, poems and stories. A wonderful read, for giving you the hard truth. The editors, I think, were careful not to leave out anything. I am sure they thrived for the honesty of the Holocaust. I would recommend this book for 13 years and up. The harsh past of six million sacrificed, is not something everyone wants to remember.

Tapestry of Hope gave me the feeling of just what the title intends. Hope. Throughout the stories I couldn’t help but hope that there would be a better tomorrow for the people. It also radiated anger and fear. The anger of not being able to do anything about it, and the fear in realizing that the very tormenters of the Jewish were people, too. They could feel and breathe, so why, did they choose to be so evil? I am still flipping through the pages of the book and wondering, why? Why them?

I give the book five glorious stars. It sends back the message that we should not forget. It shows us how strong humanity was, and still is. This truly was an inspirational piece of literature. I give my full thanks to the editors of this book who took the time to work on it, and to get it to readers, like me, around the world.

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