I'm searching for books similar to Jung Chang's Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, which is a family autobiography in times of great social and political upheaval in China. Anne Frank's diary is on my reading list too, but I'm looking for more. I'm embarrassed to say I'm pretty clueless about most countries' histories and lot of history in general, so I'd like to research them. I also, judging from the few books I've read, love reading this subject matter! I'm interested in memoirs of a time period full of hardships or oppression (really any kind of social/political issue...sorry if that sounds vague) in any country. Or the holocaust, WWI, WWII, or any other wars. Something that also gives insight into the history and culture of that time period/country. What I loved about Wild Swans was the detail of movements like the Cultural Revolution, events like the long march, the explanations behind the politics, and how what the author wrote was an autobiography of China itself in the 20th century, and simultaneously told her own story plus that of her family. If that's too specific, perhaps any true stories involving the culture and history of any group of people. Does anyone have recommendations?