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(Review) The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin

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Publisher and Publication Date: Early Girl Enterprises, LLC. 2016.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Holocaust, World War II.
Pages: 336.
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: Good.

Myra is a nursing student at UCLA looking for a room to rent. She rents a room and bath from Helen. Helen is an older woman. Her apartment is neat and tidy. It looks more like a sterile environment rather than a lived in apartment. One night Myra comes home stressed after a hard shift, she and Helen let their guards down and begin sharing. Helen pours them each a cup of tea, and then she shares her life story. Helen was born in 1919 in Berlin, Germany. Her father was a government attorney. Her mother a homemaker. They had four children. They are Jews. The neighbor boy, Max, is Helen's best friend. He is not a Jew. The years of Helen's childhood are thick with political changes. Antisemitism increases.
Helen was a Jew during the Holocaust. She survived. The Seven Year Dress is her story.

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