Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz

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Fragments of Isabella, a memoir by Isabella Leitner, detailed her memories through the Holocaust. The book, though short, was beautifully written. A reader in conventional history might find details lacking in this title, but the author hauntingly captured the experienced that had been forced on her at a young age, and emotions far too much for a young person to know of, let alone personally experience. She was fortunate enough to be detained together with her siblings, and she pressed home the fact that her love for her siblings was the reason that kept her alive. The final section of the book was written by her husband, who shared an account of an European family trip 15 or 20 years after the war, during which they encountered a group of German tourists in France who brought forth much unpleasant memories in Isabella Leitner's mind, and how the family dealt with the situation; it was a though provoking short account on how events having taken place so many years prior could still have lingering effects, even on the next generation.

I had reviewd this title in its audio book format. Lesa Lockford performed the reading, which I had certainly enjoyed very much.

Fragments of Isabella was a short read (or, listen), and I found the book to be worthwhile. Leitner's writing style and her ability to pass on emotions to the reader made this one of the most memorable Holocaust memoirs that I had come across recently.



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