Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sarah's Key

Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key is a book that opened up a whole new aspect of the treatment of Jews in 1942. You knew the Jews were persecuted - that was well-known, but I had no idea that they were even loaded up and put on trucks in France as well. This is event is remembered every year as the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup. The story follows 10 year old, Sarah, as she is one of the thousands of children rounded up in that event. She leaves her brother "safely" locked up in a cupboard in their home so he will escape the roundup. Julia Jarmond, an American Journalist, is covering the 60th anniversary of the roundup and comes across Sarah's story. What unfolds is a tender story of what happens when one person becomes involved in the life of another and follows her heart to find the family of Sarah - all of these years later. I enjoyed the book - it was an interesting read and one where I learned some history along the way - can't beat that!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I think I'm going to be the last person in the world to read this book.

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