For a few weeks, I have been reading the book “I will plant you a lilac tree.” This book tells the story of a young woman, Hannelore Wolff, that goes through very rough situations during the war. Including, staying in concentration camps, getting raped, assaulted, and also being separated from her family. She endures going through hunger and plenty of working every day that makes her believe at times she can longer live. But through all this, she finds a true love. Her true love helps her make the workdays go faster and have something to hope for at the end of the day.
This book actually has similarities with a lot that is happening nowadays. However, this book is based on the topic of Jews and Nazi’s. People of color are not having a hold of the same rights as everyone else. Although Jews would not have any chance at equality at all, especially when the dictator, Adolf Hitler came to rule, they stood no chance and many jews were assassinated or put into concentration camps. Blacks are not treated this bad, but there have been a lot of violent situations in the community with police forces.
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