A much needed perspective
This novel's unique perspective is effective and much needed. Most stories of the Holocaust consider average people, young or old, and document the many changes in their lives. In this case, the main character knows nothing but life in the Concentration Camp. He has not been formally educated, purposefully nurtured, or introduced to politics, religion, or philosophy. The novel reveals yet another horror of the Holocaust: how Concentration Camps stripped children of childhood. This story forces the reader to consider the many kids who never knew anything but the inside of a Concentration Camp.