Elli: Coming of Age in the

What is death all about? life So wonders thirteen-year-old Elli Friedmann as she fights for her in a Nazi concentration camp. A remarkable memoir, I Have Lived Thousand Years story of cruelty and suffering, but at the same time hope, faith, perseverance, love. It wasn’t long ago that led normal included family, friends, school, thoughts about boys. which could lie daydream hours was beautiful elegant celebrated poet. But these adolescent daydreams quickly darken March 1944, when Nazis invade Hungary. First can no longer attend have possessions, or talk to neighbors. Then family are forced leave their house behind move into crowded ghetto, where privacy becomes luxury past food scarcity. Her strong will faith allow manage adjust, what doesn’t know this only beginning. The worst yet come…

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