recommended by Chris
A book that will haunt you long after reading it, Sarah’s Key describes the French government complicity with the Nazi round-up of Jews in Paris and surrounding communities in 1942. Told from two perspectives, Sarah is ten years old when she and her parents are taken by French police in the middle of the night. In an attempt to protect her little brother, she locks him in a hidden closet, assuring him she will return soon to let him out. 60 years later this single event ties her to an American journalist living in Paris named Julie. Julie’s search for the truth uncovers long entrenched secrets of the government and citizens of France, as well as her own family. This is a book that should be read by everyone, particularly those who need to know more about the effects of WWII on the Jews, their families, and descendants.
Available on Sunflower e-library.