‘And There Was Light’ by Jaques Lusseyran

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★★★★

This autobiography is absolutely spell-binding! The events it describes, the people included seem so incredible that at times I absolutely forgot that I was not reading a novel but an account of real and terrible events that took place in France during the WW2. Lusseyran was a real man, who went through incredible events and survived. In this book, he explains how he as a blind person became a key resistance leader and avoided death in the concentration camps. It is heartwarming and terrible at the same time.

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‘The Last of Our Kind’ by Adélaïde de Clermont-Tonnerre

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★★★

What if you discovered that your family committed war-crimes? What if you discovered this after having developed a relationship to one of the victims of these crimes? Can one say with certainty that you do not have the traits that lead your family to commit such atrocities? These are some of the questions that face Werner Zilch.

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