The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak:
How could the people allow this terrible event to occur? This is a question often asked when learning about this time in human history. On the back cover of this novel we read: “It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.” Many will be thinking this is another Holocaust novel and that you’ve already read too many of those depressing books. The thing that distinguishes this book from any other such literature is that it offers one German family’s politically incorrect perspective during this infamous and well-documented era. It allows us to see into what was happening to the people who didn't just study this country, at this time... but who lived it.
- Minimum recommended age: 13
- Instructor: Ms Kait Kaiser
- Thursdays, 2-3 PM ET
- 4 classes
- November 11, 18, December 2, 9 (no class November 25)