Friday, March 15, 2013

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Historically accurate, emotionally poignant  a moving MOST worthwhile read


Christoph Fischer's THE LUCK OF THE WEISSENSTEINERS is  a book that I approached with some trepidation. The theme of WW II Holocaust has been so well presented in many books so it is not an easy subject to compete in.

In my humble opinion it is a historically accurate story, I am not a historian, but I have explored that era in depth.  This is a story where the reader gets to know the characters and walk with them through the horrors of WWII.

It is very balanced in showing that everyone suffered in a war, that in some cases it brought out the best and the worst in humanity. So it does not limit the story to The Holocaust, but rather brilliantly paints a picture of many aspects and in particular Czechoslovakia.

With brilliant stolen moments of joy and human kindness, agonizing moments of human suffering and enough survivors to insure that the tale felt very plausible and believable.

All prejudice, all wars should be remembered lest as a society we could be foolish enough to fall in the same steps. As cliché as it may seem to quote George Santanaya ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’

Mr. Fischer entertains and informs in a manner that makes the past painful and easy to remember. I recommend this book as a historically accurate, emotionally poignant  a moving MOST worthwhile read.

4covert2overt in 33 Days: Today we welcome a great writer and lover of Labr...: “The Luck of the Weissensteiners”, the first in my Three Nations Trilogy, in November. The story concerns a Jewish family in Slovakia i...