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I Have Lived a Thousand Years
by Livia Bitton-Jackson | History
Registered by pinkydinky of Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 08, 2007
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by erinsgreenshore): to be read


8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by pinkydinky from Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 08, 2007

8 out of 10

Elli Friedman lived in Hungary. In 1944 when the Nazi's invaded she was 13. This story tells of her time in Auschwitz and her eventual release at the end of the war. A really moving book which reduced me to tears at times. 


Journal Entry 2 by pinkydinky from Melksham, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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I am starting a ray with this book. The order so far is:

1. L1nda (Australia)
2. Blundery (Australia)
3. Rockbird (US)
4. bookmaniac70(Bulgaria)
5. DivineSelene(Greece)
6. KiwiinEngland(UK)

 


Journal Entry 3 by pinkydinky at Post Office in Melksham, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, September 28, 2007

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Released 6 yrs ago (9/28/2007 UTC) at Post Office in Melksham, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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On it's way to L1nda. 


Journal Entry 4 by L1nda from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

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Arrived safe and sound. Looking forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 5 by L1nda from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, October 06, 2007

9 out of 10

What a heart wrenching read. Livia Bitton-Jackson wrote in her forward "For you, the third generation, the Holocaust has slipped into the realm of history or legend. Or, into the realm of sensational subjects on the silver screen." I am so glad she wrote her recollections and I hope many people get to read it. It has certainly brought home to me the horrors of the Holocaust far better than any sensational Hollywood film.

It's well written and despite the horrors, the hope and faith shine through.

I'll pass it on the Blundery. 


Journal Entry 6 by Blundery on Monday, October 15, 2007

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Arrived today from the east coast via a special messenger, my 7 year old son, who has just returned from his holiday with his aunty (L1nda). It was a timely arrival as I finished a book last night so I will get into it right away and journal my experience.
 


Journal Entry 7 by Blundery on Friday, October 26, 2007

7 out of 10

Wow, what an tragic experience she had. Her innocence and nievity (is that the word?) was perhaps her saviour as she didn't fully comprehend some of the more horrific incidents going on around her at the time. Some of her recollections lacked emotional detail, I wonder if that was because of her age at the time or her future coping mechanisms. (and what was with the complete name change? Did I miss something???)
Its so hard to imagine such a situation could have occurred at all, let alone only sixty years ago.

I am sending this off to Rockdog to keep the bookring moving. 


Journal Entry 8 by RockBird from Mission Viejo, California USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Arrived safely. I'll get to reading this very shortly. 


Journal Entry 9 by RockBird from Mission Viejo, California USA on Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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It took me a while to get started, but once I got going, I couldn't stop reading this book. Overall, it was very good, but I agree to some extent with what an earlier poster said about missing explanations. I think the book would've benefitted if it had gone on a couple more chapters as well, perhaps filling in some blanks. I shall mail this by Saturday. 


Journal Entry 10 by RockBird at mailed to fellow bookcrosser in per Post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 24, 2007

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Released 6 yrs ago (12/24/2007 UTC) at mailed to fellow bookcrosser in per Post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sorry for the delay. 


Journal Entry 11 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Thursday, January 03, 2008

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Arrived safely! 


Journal Entry 12 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Sunday, February 24, 2008

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Started reading. 


Journal Entry 13 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Monday, February 25, 2008

6 out of 10

As a document,this is one of the numerous stories of amazing survival in the nightmare of Holocaust. I admired the courage of Ellie. It was really a miracle that she,her mother and her brother managed to stay together and survive together.

Concerning the writing,for me it lacked a certain emotional awareness. This makes me guess that perhaps it could be written better but given that the book is a document,not a piece of fiction,we should accept this human story as it is. 


Journal Entry 14 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Friday, March 07, 2008

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Still no reply from Greece.I am going to send another PM. 


Journal Entry 15 by bookmaniac70 from София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Thursday, March 13, 2008

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DivineSelene asked to be skipped. Now I`m sending PM to KiwiinEngland. 


Journal Entry 16 by bookmaniac70 at by mail in to the next participant, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/19/2008 UTC) at by mail in to the next participant, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to KiwiinEngland. 


Journal Entry 17 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, April 02, 2008

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Received in the post last week. Thank you 


Journal Entry 18 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, April 02, 2008

6 out of 10

It is important to continue to remember this period of history. And this book adds to the information avaliable. I found it sad, especially the continually asking of new arrivals into camps where they were from, as people tried to locate family and friends.

The writing itself was not as polished as if a professional writer had produced it. The author came across as self centred for a lot of the book, as did her mother.

The thing that I found very difficult about this book was I read the dedication first

"Dedicated to the children in Israel who, unsung and unacclaimed, risk their lives every day just be travelling to school on the roads of ...Gaza, for the sake of a secure peace in Israel."

This dedication totally ignores the suffering of other children in the area, eg palestinians. It left a bad taste in my mouth. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Mosgiel, Otago New Zealand on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/30/2008 UTC) at Mosgiel, Otago New Zealand

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passed on to my mother 


Journal Entry 20 by -tui- from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Monday, April 06, 2009

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Received from my daughter.
All those who dispute the existence of the Holocaust should read this book. It does credit to its author and little credit to many others.
To be released at Conference in Chch 


Journal Entry 21 by -tui- at 2009 Bookcrossing Convention in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/17/2009 UTC) at 2009 Bookcrossing Convention in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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Taken to Convention 


Journal Entry 22 by erinsgreenshore from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Hi, I picked this book up from the "Books for Release" table at the World Bookcrossing Convention held in Christchurch at the weekend. I am quite new to bookcrossing and so haven't got lots of books of my own to release. Picked up lots of books over the weekend - some that I want to keep on my bookshelf to read (when I get the time) and some to release into the wild!!! 




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