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I read the Diary of Anne Frank like many young ones do when learning about the holocaust.  While a teenager I also read our sister's book Facing the Lion Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe by Simone Arnold Liebster.  For those that haven't heard of it.  Simone's parents were in concentration camps for being Witnesses and Simone was in a very harsh penitentiary home for juvenile delinquent girls/reform school.  It has excellent editorial reviews of course.  It's called Facing the Lion because the Witnesses in the book used that as a code word for the Nazi Party.  


I was thinking that this book would be a good book for at least teenage children to read perhaps pre-teens in addition to other material concerning the holocaust and World War Two.  There is an abridged addition which must be easier to get through but I recommend the complete Un-Abridged Addition so one doesn't miss anything. 

I have read the original Un-Abridged more than once.


Another book to consider is Crucible of Terror A Story of Survival Through the Nazi Storm by Max Liebster.  This book was written by sister Liebster's husband 15 yrs her senior, who was placed in concentration camps because he was a Jew, which was how he found the truth.


It's important to remember that there are of course sad and disturbing parts in both books.


I read that brother Liebster passed away in 2008.  In 2013  on our www.jw.org website there was a press release about a monument that was built in his honor in Germany https://www.jw.org/en/news/releases/by-region/germany/monument-honoring-jehovahs-witness-holocaust-survivor/.

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