Sifting through Ashes: Words & Images by Bruce Gendelman and Robert Miller-Review

Title: Sifting through Ashes: Words & Images

Author(s): Bruce Gendelman and Robert Miller

Rating: 4/5

Description from Goodreads:”In August 2015, Robert Miller and Bruce Gendelman toured sites of the Holocaust s atrocities. Led by the former Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism and a Catholic priest, and accompanied by survivors of the Holocaust, they met witnesses, deniers, and ghosts of their ancestors. Sifting through Ashes is their effort to capture what they experienced, and an attempt, in some small way, to make sense of how the Holocaust happened.”

This is a beautiful tribute to the Holocaust and all those who lost their lives or loved ones due to it. The powerful photography and poetry give a different perspective of these places than you see or read elsewhere.

I am not a poetry reader, so for me some of this was hard to understand. The pictures are only described through the poem so if you don’t understand the poem, you don’t really know what the photograph is about.

I would recommend this to any poetry lover interested in the Holocaust, or any reader of Holocaust literature.

*I received a complimentary copy of this bookthrough Librarything early reviewers. A positive review was not required.  All opinions are my own*


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