Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key Chapter 80 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
The sixtieth commemoration of Auschwitz’s liberation in January of 2005 causes Julia to wonder even more acutely about William. Along with Charla and Zoë, Julia watches the commemoration ceremony on TV, marveling at the candles “glowing through the darkness with a poignant, sharp mixture of grief and remembrance.”
Julia continues to feel guilty about and to long for William. The commemoration of Auschwitz’s liberation is depicted as tasteful and substantive—a nearly perfect model of how past horrors should be confronted and remembered.
Themes
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