Tuesday, January 27, 2009

War Through the Generations: WWII

This has been a better week to read, less interference, of course now that I've voiced that, the "left shoe will fall off" so to speak!
"After Long Silence" by Helen Fremont
This is the story of 2 sisters Lara and Helen, they are on a quest to find the missing pieces of their parents past, a past their parents have not talked about, the sisters believe there has been a cavity in their families identity. The book shares with the reader the story of Lara and Helen's research on their parents, it also shares the "story" of their parents and their mother's sister Zosia. Lara and Helen are amazed to find out they are fully Jewish, both of their parents are Jewish, and both of their parents had hidden their identities for many years, they hid their identity in an effort to detach themselves from their past. This detachment was a survival skill, but buried deep in their souls was a deep cavern of sorrow.
The following books listed I read in 2006, 2007 and 2008, on WWII and The Holocaust. My motive in posting this list is to help those taking part in the WWII Challenge to find other books, I do not wish for them to be counted as books read in my current challenge.
1. "Evidence Not Seen" by Darlene Deibler Rose
2. "Those Who Saved Us" by Jenna Blum
3. "Suite Francois" by Irene Nemirovisky
4. "Night" by Elie Wiesel
5. "Witnesses of War" by Nicholas Stargardt
6. "Occupation" by Ian Ousby
7. "Greece The Struggle For Freedom" by Stephanos Zotos
8. "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss
9. "The Nazi Officer's Wife" by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin
10. "The Bitter Road to Dachau" by Robert L. Wise
11. "Hiding in Plain Sight" by Betty Lauer
12. "Edith's Story" by Edith Velmans
13. "Auschwitz" by Laurence Rees
14. "When Light Pierced The Darkness" by Nechama Tec
15. "The Nazi's" by Laurence Rees
16. "Stones From the River" by Ursula Hegi

1 comment:

Anna said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I created a post for your review here on War Through the Generations.

Thanks for providing the list of books. I'll make sure all of these are on the reading list page on the challenge blog.

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