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5.0 out of 5 starsA very emotional recollection
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2017
This book was different from other books of this genre. It was really a one person story and made the reading easier to follow. I have read many books on this subject and would have to rate this book very highly.
This is one story that is so different from all the others I've read. Great story and I really enjoyed it. It's almost impossible for any of us today to understand the terror involved in just trying to stay alive. While Ruth did not herself experience the camps, just trying to keep ahead of the Nazis must have been horrible. What a brave girl she was - I think that's why I love to read these books. Always makes me wonder what my choices would have been. How brave are we? Her time in the french resistance too was very enlightening. A very emotional but great book to read.
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017
tremendous story-the author traces her journey from the separation from her family,due to the Holocaust, and her journeys throughout Europe, always in search of a safe place from the Nazis. Amazing story, told very well, and powerful emotionally. How young people like the author managed to overcome the terrible odds against them, and end up building new lives always inspires me. the narratives may go on, a little long, for some readers, but I enjoyed every word
A Girl Called Renee: The Incredible True Story of a WW2 Jewish Holocaust Survivor by Ruth Uzrad
This story of Ruth Uzrad, a Jewish teenager whose life was forever changed by Nazi regime. Her Father is arrested and her mother sends her (and sisters) to live in Belgium. Chronically telling of her tumultuous times was at times heart breaking.
Overall I found this story informative, thought provoking and memorable. I highly recommend to those who like true Holocaust Stories from survivors.
Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2020
As we endure the ravages of a global pandemic and a nearly broken democratic government, as we moan the loss of weddings and proms and holidays together, this book gives us perspective to view our new world. It gives us hope and patience. A book for our times.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Story of an Incredibly Brave, Strong, and Courageous Woman!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2021
This is an Incredible story, about an AMAZING Woman, in a Very Dangerous time!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I'm grateful RUTH shared her story! Ruth's story is about Unbelievable Bravery, Courage, and Strength!! God Bless! Definitely recommend!!! Thank You, Seller! You won't forget "A Girl Called Rene'e"!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2020
After reading several books about the terrible treatment of so many innocent people during WWII, I still discovered new ways of survival that many endured to stay alive. My favorite reading is about real people who were brave, strong, and resilient as "Renee'" was.
I found this book a compulsive read, I found that the story was rather jumble, but full of heart. True feelings showed through. It left many unanswered questions due to the writers memory loss of certain insidents. So glad I have read it. Thank you for the opportunity.
I read this book 2nd time after a good gap, and then write comment now. It is written very well, this girl is very courageous. But I felt that she was bit selfish and headstrong, and to prove herself more courageous, she exaggerated in places. No doubt to survive under Gestapo, one has to be cunning, courageous and selfish, But I felt she did not think of her siblings most of the time and of course her mother too left three children in Nazi occupied area and went to London. She did not have option. And when she could arrange for this girl's move to London, this girl went to Israel. Anyway, very complicated situation and action from all sides. On the whole it is an interesting read and reader will appreciate this girl's venture towards freedom.