Sunday, January 17, 2016
Jakob's father knew that trouble was coming and was able to get new identities and a new life for his family. Jakob became Henrick and was told to never talk about the past. But Jakob is confused. He wants to know about his heritage and reunite with his relatives. He decides to seek answers by visiting the ghetto but while there the Nazis come to arrest his relatives and Jakob reveals his true identity. He is then sent to Aushwitz and other camps where the consequences of his choice play out. He lives only with thoughts of revenge on his friend Ivan who he feels could have saved him.
This was apowerful story of friendship, choices, and forgiveness. I liked the way that this was portrayed.