Dear Ms. Joan Wolf,
In every place there is evil. Germany is where my ancestors are from, but I never thought of that place being the beginning of something more evil, so that I would have terrible nightmares. There is one word that makes me sick: Holocaust. The book, Someone Named Eva, reminded me that I should really appreciate my family and what I have, because those people who lived through that lost most of their possessions and family.
The part where Milada is cruelly ripped away from her family really made me think of that. I thought "How would I feel if my family was ripped away from me?" I did not like to think about that. I realized her family probably had bad times. She probably got in trouble every once in a while just like me and others. I still think though that she loved them. Just like how I love them.
When, it was near the end of the book I started wondering what was going to happen, even though I just had a feeling in my heart that only a few would survive. Not many people survived the concentration camps. lt is just a fact, so I knew few would survive. I just had no idea it would only be her mother that survived.
The end made me cry tears of joy and sadness. I was happy at least her mother survived, but I also was very sad for what her mother had been through. I was even sadder that she and her mom could never reshape things. They would always have a terrible scar that would never heal and it would take years to put their life back together again. Luckily, my family won't have to go through that, because they make life so great, and even if something were to happen, they support me, so that I would quickly feel much, much better. I'm so appreciative for my family and I always will be! Just like Milada, a girl like me.
Your admiring friend,