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behudd
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Telling the story of female Polish, Jewish resistance fighters during WWII, Batalion took on a daunting task. Women are historically left out of talks of war, and the sources she used spanned counties, languages, and time periods. She managed to weave a captivating story highlighting some of the women who fought for their people.
I mostly listening to the audiobook, so I had a little difficulty keeping the women straight in my head.

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Abe
Weird War Two | Peter Taylor
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Great collection of interesting facts about world war 2!

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Cinfhen
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Super fascinating true story of two spirited rebels who defied the Nazi‘s with their quiet resistance. Thanks for sharing @TrishB #Pop22 #SapphicBook #NF22 #ImARuleBreaker Halfway point. Writing is a little dry but the story is too interesting to be boring.

TrishB This one can be quite dry. The fiction one puts the emotion into the story ❤️ 18h
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EvieBee
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“In the end, we can never know everything about our families or the mystery of how we got here. It might just be enough to linger over the photographs and letters, to remember the stories we‘ve heard and pass them on. And one day…we will find in ourselves, a gift we hadn‘t noticed before, bestowed by our mishpocheh, those tenacious, loving people who knew we were worthy from the very beginning.”
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#ya #graphicmemoir #WWII

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Johnanthonymiller
The Riviera House | Natasha Lester
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A good read feautirng stolen art in WWII Paris, switching between 1940 and 2015. It's a good read, but the transitions between time periods are sometimes jarring. 4/5 stars for me

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SqueakyChu
Farewell to Manzanar | Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston
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This is a book I got from a fellow #BookCrosser. The author tells her own story of being a seven-year-old child when she and her #Japanese American family were sent to an internment camp at the onset of World War II. I find this book an upsetting but necessary read.

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Anna40
Alone in Berlin | Hans Fallada
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Fallada turned real life events into fiction. Alone in Berlin is based on the true story of a working class couple in their 40s who wrote postcards against the Nazi-regime and distributed them anonymously all over the city for two years. Raw, brutal, tough, crude. Fallada switches perspectives masterfully from one character to another from thoughts to dialogues. An important but difficult book, not for everyone

KathyWheeler My copy of this book was titled Every Man Dies Alone. I really liked it, but agree with you that it‘s definitely not for everyone. The movie was good too. 2d
SqueakyChu This was a very upsetting yet moving book which I feel privileged to have read. 2d
Anna40 @KathyWheeler I haven‘t seen the movie. But might now that you said it was good. @SqueakyChu a friend of mine sent me a copy from Germany, apparently it was rediscovered and printed without the edits. So the version I read is the original, the way Fallada wrote it and not the way it was published in 1946 or 1947 19h
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SqueakyChu @Anna40 That must have been an exceptionally moving read. 17h
Anna40 @SqueakyChu yes it actually was. I read a review somewhere that the language is banal. Or Fallada‘s Style - not sure anymore. That made angry because it‘s not. He was not Stefan Zweig or Thomas Mann but that doesn‘t mean his style is banal, it‘s different, it‘s probably very realistic. He wrote down what he heard and how people spoke. So maybe his account is even a document of how the Gestapo and SS spoke to people. Everything but banal! 16h
SqueakyChu @Anna40 I probably would agree with you had I read the original. My feelings about what I‘m reading so often are based on the emotions that words evoke and not so much on “pretty language”. 16h
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kissmehardy
The Enigma Game | Elizabeth Wein
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Buckets of BLOOD, will Silver and the rest of Pimms going down ever not SHATTER me? Also, I want more about Ellen and Louisa navigating the war! #yalit #reread #historicalfiction