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Journal author Hélène BeForced to march to Bergen Belsen where she died in April 1945 just days before British troops arrived to liberate the camp The Journal of Hélène Berr is both an intensely moving intimate document and a significant contribution to the history of the Holocaus. Some people compare this one to The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank but I found them completely differentAnne was 13 and her diary is mostly from the time she was hiding in the old office buildingHélène's starts when she was 21 and attending English Literature at Sorbonne The first hand narrative of the daily life in Paris during the German occupation was very insightful Her prose is beautiful and powerful

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Eauty of her city striving to remain calm and rational even as tragedy closes in In 1944 Hélène and her parents were arrested and sent to Drancy On her twenty third birthday they were taken to Auschwitz where her parents died within six months Hélène was. It has taken me forever to read this book because it is so heart wrenching The Diary of Ann Frank was the this story of a young girl THIS is the story of a young woman living in Paris during the German Occupation As a 21 22 year old attending the Sorbonne who becomes and mature Helene elouently tells of the expeience of living during this period She writes of her thoughts and beliefs talking about the blindness of the German population to what the Nazis are doing and the horrors her friends and aauintances are going through as she and her family wait to be picked up as well while going about their daily routines She talks of the similarities between the Christian and Jewish faith and how insane it is for someone to hate one without hating the other She tells this with and sadness and anger feeling that somewhere there must be a narrative of unjust horrors she sees around her It is uite a read and well worth any depression or sorrow you may encounter along the way

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free read Journal author Hélène Berr 106 ✓ From April 1942 to February 1944 Hélène Berr a recent graduate of the Sorbonne kept a journal of her life in Nazi occupied Paris seeking refuge from the harsh realities of being a Jew under the Vichy regime Hélène writes of literature music love and the beauty of her city striving to remain calm anFrom April 1942 to February 1944 Hélène Berr a recent graduate of the Sorbonne kept a journal of her life in Nazi occupied Paris seeking refuge from the harsh realities of being a Jew under the Vichy regime Hélène writes of literature music love and the b. Reading Helene Berr’s journal is uite simply a touching personal and unexpectedly eye opening testimony about Paris during World War II The journal was not meant to be read by a mass audience per se so it doesn’t read like a conventional memoir There are incomplete passages inexplicable references and uite often page after page of a young woman being well a young woman What is so amazing about this book though is 1 to get a first hand narrative of daily life in Paris under the German Occupation and 2 to see how a young person filled with such hope and joie de vivre was emotionally impacted by the ever increasing restrictions placed on French Jews under the Vichy Government Helene was an amazing person – a musical prodigy a passionate bibliophile an ardent romantic and a dedicated daughter I am so grateful for her words and so saddened that she never got to fulfill the longevity she so deserved