I used to think that once the Americans arrived to liberate Germany at the end of WWII, that everything was alright. Of course it wasn't so simple. Many - like diary writer, Anna Frank - hadn't survived. Others, like Anna's step-sister, survived but spent the rest of their lives trying to understand how civilized people can deteriorate into creatures worse than animals and then turn back into humans later. The answer is that many humans are herd-creatures that follow the leader wherever that leader may go. So this book is very timely! Hitler was mentally incapacitated in some ways. He was often high on methamphetamines. He was totally unsuitable for a leadership role but in Germany, many were unemployed and upset about that. Similarly in the USA. Many have been put out of work by robots and by companies moving to poorer nations where the companies can pay workers low wages and work them long hours. Just as Hitler encouraged people to blame, not himself, but the Jews for everything, so President Trump is encouraging people to see the Mexicans and the Muslims as the source of all evil. His followers will very likely see that as tacit encouragement to be rude or violent to people who are not white. It is well worth reading this book to realise the dangers of America going down this path. Germany will never fully live down the disgrace of how she behaved under Hitler. It looks like America is going to disgrace itself, too.
I have read a number of holocaust stories, and this is one of the best, I have a particular interest in what happened to the survivors once the war ended, Eva's story is amazing and really goes to show that you can really get through anything if you set your mind to it.
I have not been able to put this book down go and get a copy!