Thursday, June 15, 2017
The German Girl
Before I put politics aside I just want to say that this book could not have come at a better time. I know that opinion drastically differs about refugees today, and living in Canada I am extremely proud of the Trudeau Government for their stance. I think this book would be a great way to show people how to see the importance of helping when those that are suffering need shelter. I can't help but feel that compassion should always come before commerce, and fear.
Historical events and political machinations aside, this story about Hannah, and her survival of not only one regime, but two is powerful. Her ability to love and to show love (to Anna) even after all she has lived through, and ultimately at the conclusion to have peace and joy was a potent message. By the the time I reached the end of Hannah's story I was in tears because this novel, even with all of it's ugliness, fear and cruelty, was evocatively and beautifully sad.