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  • Title: I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's List Survivor
  • Author: Laura Hillman
  • ISBN: 9780689869808
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Hardcover

  • HANNELORE, YOUR PAPA IS DEAD In the spring of 1942 Hannelore received a letter from Mama at her school in Berlin, Germany Papa had been arrested and taken to a concentration camp Six weeks later he was sent home ashes in an urn Soon another letter arrived The Gestapo has notified your brothers and me that we are to be deported to the East whatever that means HANNELORE, YOUR PAPA IS DEAD In the spring of 1942 Hannelore received a letter from Mama at her school in Berlin, Germany Papa had been arrested and taken to a concentration camp Six weeks later he was sent home ashes in an urn Soon another letter arrived The Gestapo has notified your brothers and me that we are to be deported to the East whatever that means Hannelore knew labor camps, starvation, beatingsHow could Mama and her two younger brothers bear that She made a decision She would go home and be deported with her family Despite the horrors she faced in eight labor and concentration camps, Hannelore met and fell in love with a Polish POW named Dick Hillman Oskar Schindler was their one hope to survive Schindler had a plan to take eleven hundred Jews to the safety of his new factory in Czechoslovakia Incredibly both she and Dick were added to his list But survival was not that simple Weeks later Hannelore found herself, alone, outside the gates of Auschwitz, pushed toward the smoking crematoria I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree is the remarkable true story of one young woman s nightmarish coming of age But it is also a story about the surprising possibilities for hope and love in one of history s most brutal times.
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    Commentaires:

    Sara
    This book is about a young jewish girl named Hannelore who is deported to several Nazi concentration camps during WW2. When HANNELORE'S brothers and mother are deported to a concentration camp and not Hannelore, she decides to turn herself in to the gestapo. She begins her horrifying journey from concentration camp to concentration camp; eight in total. She meets various people who will stay in her life forever. This book was interesting from the beginning. Usually books only get interesting tow [...]

    Em
    Laura Hillman‘s I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler’s List Survivor is one of those unforgettable first-hand account of the Second World War.The memoir begins with the period when the writer was still in boarding school in Berlin. She writes, Since Hitler had come to power, it was dangerous for Jews to walk on public streets.Few days later, she received the news of her father’s death, to be followed by her family’s deportation to the concentration camps. In spite of th [...]

    Heather
    Short and simply told but doesn't lose any of its power in that. I do love my historical fiction centring around World War Two but there's something about reading a memoir, reading the bare facts laid down - no frivolous words are used, there is no excess, no artistic license that really makes the horrors alive again.

    Tanja
    This is the thought-provoking, shocking, horrifying, and deeply touching account of a young woman’s three-year nightmare in Nazi deportation and work camps during Word War II. Hannelore Wolff (now Laura Hillman) has written down her personal story and how she managed to survive the horrors of starvation, maltreatment, brutality, rape, and the loss of family and friends as one of the women on Schindler’s list. I admire the author’s courage and determination, not just in surviving the camps [...]

    Meghan
    I really wish I could give this book 3.5 stars. I thought it was very good. The book itself I liked, the story and Hannelore herself. The pictures of her family that she saved through her time in the camps were also nice to see because it was mentioned so many times how she saved these pictures under a bench, in her shoes, and even hiding them in her hands during a shower. I could sit down and probably read this whole book in one sitting just because it flows easily and while reading it you hard [...]

    Tracey
    Stories of the horrors of Nazi concentraton camps never fail to rip my heart open. This true memoir of Hannelore Wolff, a Schindler's list survivor had a profound impact on me. I began the book this morning and read straight through. The absolute uncertainty of every single moment for the imprisoned and tortured Jews is plainly laid out in a rather matter of fact language. It felt all the more unsettling and truthful, I found myself able to imagine sitting with the author as she told her story. [...]

    Lily J
    This book was unlike any other Holocaust book I had read before. Hannelore, a Holocaust survivor, describes her horrifying yet beautiful journey to freedom. Despite the harsh conditions surrounding her she is able to remain optimistic and find love. An experience that would normally be difficult to relate to is made easier with the perspective of this young woman. If you enjoy romance and learning about the holocaust (and can handle the horrors of it) then I would recommend reading this book.

    Kayse
    The book I read was I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman. The title of the book is very fitting, because those words are one of the best parts of the whole book.The book takes place during the Holocaust. The protagonist is Hannelore Wolff, sister of Selly and Wolfgang. Hannelore puts her life into Gods hands asking to be deported so she can stay with her mother and brothers. She goes to many different camps never knowing where any of her family is or if she will live to see them ever a [...]

    Vartika
    The unimaginable happened during the world war and sadly continues to happen around the world. Hannelore's account of her experiences, trials, insults, physical abuses, luck in finding the right jobs, her chance encounters with people who will become her saviors, her experience of falling in love at the camp, marrying that prisoner of war, big force of life amidst the lowest humanity can stoop, sheer will to live, and existence of saints that walked around in Oskar Schindler Must have been a her [...]

    Sonya Puri
    Short book which captures the hardships of the holocaust. Shocking & sad incidents, but how through it all she survives. The author even meets her future husband in one of the concentration camps & they plan to plant a lilac tree some day together. The book leaves a deep impact.

    Jasmine Gedeon
    I was just assigned this book for a project in my history class. I read it in two days, and I really enjoyed it (well, however much you can 'enjoy' a book about a Holocaust survivor). It was very well written, and it was a good book. It really gave me insight on this time period, but I had two issues of the book that I just can't let go. And I see on other reviews I'm not the only one who had these issues with the book.My first issue was about how the title of the novel states that it is a memoi [...]

    Lynne
    People who believe in a magical, invisible Cloud Being will find something of miracle or destiny in Hannelore and Bernard's ending up in Oskar Schindler's factory only a few months before the Russian liberation of Czechoslovakia. I see it as a) luck and b) Laura's own chutzpah to sneak out of line. Hannelore (Laura) was on her way to the "shower" when she got in a different line, screwed up the headcount at the barracks she went to instead of the shower, was reprimanded by the barrack supervisor [...]

    Deena
    First, a disclaimer of sorts: I always hesitate to critique Holocaust memoirs. Who am I to judge or asses the manner of writing such a thing? That the author was brave and strong enough to write it at all says so much - why quibble over details of style or method?That being said, as a reader I am also entitled to an opinion. And I didn't include the above as a prelude for a hack job on this book. My used copy indicates that a library somewhere classified it as YA, with which I disagree - althoug [...]

    Becky
    What a beautiful ending to a terribly sad story. Knowing the premise of the book surrounds the Holocaust, I knew it would be heartbreaking to read, but with my ever interest in the whole aspect of the worst episodes in history, I jumped right in. I am so glad "Laura" was able to tell her story. Each individual's recount of what happened during that terrible time is so alike, yet unique in their own way. "Laura" counts the days she is in many camps and her "jobs" she had to do to endure. Meeting [...]

    Olivia Boone
    This book was absolutely amazing! You will never want to put it down. Between the in-depth details, and the intense events that occur, you are continuously pulled in page after page! Laura Hillman (Hennelore Wolff), shares her story of how she survived three years in multiple, brutal labor camps, and later intensive concentration camp.Through the urge to give up on life during her sickness, and loss of family members, Hennelore found a way to push through it all when it was announced she was apa [...]

    Jane
    This is a remarkable account of Hannalore's survival of the Nazi holocaust as a Schindler's list survivor. The journey of evil that this young woman endures shows us that there is no mistake as to her survival. It is very hard for me to even imagine a world so full of evil and hate. It is important for us to be reminded of these horrific accounts so we remember not to stand by and allow this type of hatred to take hold again. Laura tells her story simply, I felt like she was sitting at the table [...]

    Lorrie
    This is a memoir of a Holocaust survivor who was selected to work for Oskar Schindler, which made her lucky enough, with other 'Schindler's List' Jews, to leave Auschwitz. This was a gripping and incredibly sad story. What she and many other Holocaust victims endured is just too much for me to completely come to terms with. I simply cannot imagine enduring the suffering and terror that these people had to endure for so long. How these survivors came out of this with any semblance of normalcy is [...]

    Doreen Petersen
    Such a good book! That some people could treat others as less than animals digusts me. We must never forget! On a personal note I had an uncle and cousin who were murdered in Auschwitz because they were Polish and educated. We must never let something like this happen ever again!!

    Sara
    "I liked it" if you can like a true story about a Jewish teenager who survives a couple concentration camps and even manages to find her future husband. This would be a good school assignment for 7th - 8th grade and beyond.

    Allison
    What an unbelievable story! How I wish it weren't a true story.a true testament to Hannelore's courage, strength and bravery, while in the presence of pure evil and utter insanity.

    Leela
    I usually don't enjoy reading books about WWII, but I enjoyed I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree-a powerful story about a Holocaust survivor. The topic of the book is very depressing, but this story has hope and shows that if you never give up and are persistent, you can make it through. This is a memoir, so the book is based on Laura/Hannelore Hillman's personal experiences. Reading this book gives you a feeling of the kinds of suffering Jews in Nazi Germany had to face. It was very well written and [...]

    Debbie Lisman
    Very good book! True story of Hannalore Wolfe's experiences in the concentration camps during WWII. She is the only one in her family who survived by being lucky enough to have been on Shindler's list. The book takes the reader through her experiences in several camps, the people she meets and befriends, and ultimately ending up near death in Auschwitz-Birkenau before she finally makes it to Oskar Schindler's camp. I can't say I "enjoyed" this book, it is well written and a first hand account of [...]

    Mark
    A straight forward easy reading teen book. The story about Hannelore Wolff, a teenage German Jewish girl during Nazi era of 1940-45. Her brothers and mother were called to report. Hannelore wrote asking for permission to join her family without knowing what was going to happen. Her father had already been sent to a work camp and his ashes returned. Her story shared her journey through many work/concentration camps. The atrocities which occurred to many including her and family. A story of loss, [...]

    Yoursexylibrarian
    I purchased this book from going off the back cover copy and the synopsis. I admire Laura for sharing her story with others. I was disappointed to discover this book is written in language that elementary students can easily understand when this book is listed as a book for adult readers. Had I known this, I would not have purchased it for myself to read. I quickly grew bored with the book and did not finish it as a result.

    Alexander
    wow. i- wow. the two things that really got me were at the beginning and the end of the book; the part where they sent back her father's ashes, both because jewish people don't cremate those who have passed and because i was horrified with the thought that what if it wasn't her father, or what if it wasn't only her father in there? and the end sentence, that says that apart from two sisters, neither of them heard from their families again. it's absolutely horrifying.

    F.J. Soto
    Short and simply told but doesn't lose any of its power in that. I do love my historical fiction centring around World War Two but there's something about reading a memoir, reading the bare facts laid down - no frivolous words are used, there is no excess, no artistic license that really makes the horrors alive again.

    Gabi
    This was a great book that explained a story of a girls life during the holocaust. Knowing that this was a true story was very inspiring for me. I love it how she fell in love. She found happiness in a middle of a concentration camp run by the Nazi's. The braveness that she had to do this was and still is incredible to me.

    Nancy Ortez
    This is a recommended read for high school students in our reading program. I felt it was a well written account of one young woman's tragic experience during WWII. She writes of the horrors without causing you to become an emotional mess as you read. I would recommend it !!

    Seamus G
    I loved it so much.

    Heather
    Was a really good book, very personal, and descriptive for how long the gap was from when she lived it to when she wrote it.

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