Wednesday, October 10, 2012

From Dust and Ashes: A Story of LiberationFrom Dust and Ashes: A Story of Liberation by Tricia Goyer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once more, I started this book hesitantly and ended up loving it! This is a great story, perfectly written.  In this heart-wrenching story, we meet 3 special people. Helene, the wife of a Nazi SS guard; Peter, an American G.I.; and Micheala, a Polish girl who has survived the Mauthausen concentration camp. After Peter and the other G.I.s have liberated the concentration camps, he is doing all he can to help the survivors. Helene is shackled by guilt because of the cruelties that her drunken husband and all of the Nazi's have inflicted upon fellow human beings. Micheala is caring for her traumatized friend and trying to adjust to being free once again. Can Peter, Helene, and Micheala find the love and forgiveness they all so desperately need? This is definitely worth reading!  I have heard it said that those who do not know the past are condemned to repeat it. Never let us forget the price others have paid for our freedom. Never let us forget the Third Reich and the horror they caused. Let us pray these things never will be repeated. And let us all do our part to ensure that they never will.

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