"Growing Up in the Crossfire"
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This paper examines the essay entitled "Growing Up in the Crossfire," by Modris Eksteins, a Latvian expatriate who moved to Canada as a child following World War II. The paper discusses the historical, emotional and intellectual points of view that are presented in the article. It also discusses Eksteins' writing style and reviews the accuracy of the historical content of the article.
From the Paper:"After being spirited away to Berlin, the Eksteins family, we are told, are then placed in a situation of lessened mortal threat but unbelievable poverty: a refugee camp where young Eksteins is to spend the next four years of his life. Eksteins evokes the end of the war in a unique fashion: not with silencing of gunfire or with friendly handshakes but with "a forest floor swept absolutely clean", which "is hard for Canadians to imagine" (356). This very statement sums up the essence of the overwhelming strengths of Eksteins' article: personalization of a phenomenon so foreign to us that we can only fully and emotionally comprehend it through excellent story-telling; little details that fill us with both horror and wonder."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Eksteins, Modris. "Growing Up in the Crossfire." In Chapter 10: The Personal Essay. (Location and publisher unknown), pp. 346-359.
Cite this Article Review:
"Growing Up in the Crossfire" (2008, January 11) Retrieved January 25, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/growing-up-in-the-crossfire-100584/
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