Two stories are skillfully woven together about a teenage girl who is looking for answers and the secret lives of her grandparents who collaborated with the Germans at a concentration camp in Poland. Coincides with the anniversary of the Sobibor inmate uprising. Right now, try to prepare your time to do the important action, like looking for your favorite e-book and reading a book. Beside you can solve your problem; you can add your knowledge by the publication entitled Sobibor.
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Start your review of Sobibor Write a review Shelves: young-adult , foreign-literature , historical-fiction Sobibor is one of those books that grips you from the very first sentence and never lets you go. You feel unable to take your eyes off the pages, nor hide what you are feeling by closing the book. The book is divided by two plots. The first one sees Emma progressively destroy herself. She has been anorexic since the beginning of puberty where her Sobibor is one of those books that grips you from the very first sentence and never lets you go.
She has been anorexic since the beginning of puberty where her body started to change into one of a woman. She is deeply disturbed and prefers isolating herself from all the others rather than change herself.
The book begins when Emma is caught stealing in a supermarket. The manager of the shop reveals to be a nice man wanting to help rather than an accuser.
The second plot is in the form of a journal written by French man Jacques Desroches during the Second World War where he joins the German forces in an extermination camp in Poland called Sobibor. The diary was found by Emma in her grandmother home after her death. Emma is haunted by that journal and the acts of cruelty described in it. The description Emma makes of herself and of her body are incredibly powerful.
I was deeply shocked and disturbed by how she perceived the changes in her body. She refuses to eat or stuffs herself and vomits. She is afraid to grow up and become a woman. Her story is heart-breaking and acts as a complete electroshock. One of the strongest points of Sobibor is the intensity of the writing. It is also much easier to choose not to see things. I was very interested and touched by the character of the supermarket manager. His take on life, his job and all the people coming in his shop with their histories, their miseries and needs is fascinating.
The whole part of the journal is also fascinating. Collaboration is a taboo subject in France. Kids learn at school the importance of Resistance and that the French, under Charles de Gaulle, were among the winners of the war. This book shows how a despicable there is no other word human being justified his actions.
It is also about secrecy and choosing to see things and ignore others. In his postscript, Jean Molla says that there is no evident link between anorexia and the extermination camps except that sometimes, big stories intertwine with smaller ones to create another Story.
Sobibor by Jean Molla