Beyond the Wire by James D. Shipman

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

When I can get a chance to learn about another story in history that I haven’t heard before, I love it! I think that there are so many heroic, amazing people, and when I can hear their story, their memories live on.

Beyond the Wire is a historical fiction that takes an amazing true story and brings it to life with excellent research and storytelling. This one, like all the WWII concentration camp books I review, is an emotional read. Following the story of Jakub and Anna, both prisoners in Auschwitz-Birkenau, this book takes us through a plot to liberate Auschwitz. The bravery, danger, and utter terror that these people went through will bring tears to your eyes, but it will be worth the read.

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