Sunday, May 12, 2019
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
Such a wonderful book! Alice Hoffman's wonderful magical realism is set in WWII as a young Jewish girl's mother conspires to create a golem to keep her daughter safe through the war. We follow Lea and Ava's journey along with the journeys of others as they fight to survive the evil that was the Holocaust. It saddened me to read about the Jewish refugees turned away and the way that the newspapers called the Jewish people animals during that time because I see that happening now, in the US in some stories about immigrants. "That was how evil spoke. It made its own corrupt sense; it swore that the good were evil and that evil had come to save mankind." I hope that history is not repeating itself again. I am sure that many people will enjoy this story.