I have read many books on WW II and the Holocaust. I have visited 5 Concentration Camps and Yad Vashem in Israel. I am a Catholic woman who volunteers as a docent in a Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, Ohio. This book is realistic, touching, frustrating, yet hopeful. Ms. Morris has generated a remarkable work of chronological accuracy with a humanistic love story at a time when hope was not existent. Good read. Thank you.
A full 5 stars for this flowing factual literary work which “brings” Lale and Gita’s heart rendering love story into a pragmatic realistic accountable unputdownable read.The abhorrent disgrace and disgust of the holocaust cries out “lest we never forget”, which our retribution portrays in these stories being retold and remembered from generation to generation. The Jews will proudly survive and our voices will be heard in unity.My husband and I have walked through Auschwitz and Birkenau - a chilling icy tour of a deathly historical event in history which is incomprehensible albeit remembered.
My book club choice this time around. I finished it in a week.Wow! What a powerful story of resilience and love.Imagine finding a lifelong love in the most horrid place imaginable.It was inspiring.Don't complain about your daily grind. We don't have a reason to complain.
I could NOT put this book down. I have read many books centered around WWII and this is one of my favorites. If you enjoyed The Nightengale, Sarahs Key, Lilac Girls then you will enjoy this. Not until the end did I realize it was based on a true story, which makes it even more interesting. Good book!!
I am always intrigued by stories like this one. From such heartache, pain, suffering, loss and the worst that mankind can do to each other, has come a story of survival, love and deep caring. It's wonderfully written with an easy flow to it. I was able to read it in just a couple of hours.