Thursday, April 19, 2018

Book Beginning: Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story by Irene Butter




When I got off the ship that brought me to the United States in 1945, the American relatives who took me in urged me to forget everything that had happened to my family -- and to me -- in the Holocaust.
-- Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story by Irene Butter. Butter was Anne Frank's neighbor in Amsterdam before her family was taken to a concentration camp.

It was decades before she told her story outside a close circle of family and friends, as she recently wrote about in The New York Times.

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, my, I'm sure that was the thinking back then, but we all know that we can't just forget horrific events. This one sounds good.

Breana M. said...

This one looks interesting.

BooksPlease said...

I've read Anne Frank's Diary - this one looks a good book to read as well.

Megan said...

I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds like an interesting read.

Stephanie - Bookfever said...

Wow, that's a really strong book beginning. It sounds like a bit of a difficult book content wise but it's one I would love to read.

Anne Bennett said...

This sounds like the set up for a lot of psychotherapy. Poor kid.

Sassy Brit said...

I love books like this. Especially as I went to Amsterdam and saw Anne Frank's house, I can picture it well.

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Sounds like a truly emotional read! I think I would have a hard time getting through this one!

Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

Nicki J Markus said...

I've not come across this book. I hope you enjoy it.

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