Just when I thought I knew everything about the Holocaust I come upon Someone Named Eva. I had no idea that Hitler was interested in collecting pure white children, brainwash them and turn them into Nazis.
Although the story of Eva is fictional, it is based on real facts. In 1942, children were taken by Nazis from Lidice, Czechoslovakia to a center in Poland to be trained indoctrinated into being proud German citizens. Once their training was over, they were giving over German families who adopted them.
This is the story of eleven-year-old Milada who after her “training” becomes Eva.
The story is a breeze to read: quick a lovely. It reminds me of Number the Stars in that they are both fiction works based on real events.
At the end of the book Wolf writes a little about the real events surrounding her story which makes it all more real and powerful.