Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

Book Review: Everyone Has Their Reasons by Joseph Matthews

The strength of the book is the written descriptions of the way immigrants had to live in Paris during World War II and what it took to survive, or even eat once a day. The descriptions of the harsh life of immigrants, especially Jewish immigrants, during that time are heartbreaking and show how easily a boy could turn assassin.

Book Review: Escape from Sobibor by Richard Rashke

About: Escape from Sobibor by Richard Rashke is a non-fiction book which details the biggest escape from a Nazi concentration camp in Poland during World War II.  The book was first published in 1982 and won acclaim world wide. 416 pages Publisher: University of Illinois Press Language: English ISBN-10: 0252064798   My rat­ing for Escape […]

Book Review: The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern

Bernie Karp, a 15 year old couch potato, son to a successful businessman in Memphis, TN accidentally stumbles upon a froze rabbi in the basement’s freezer. When asked, Bernie’s father explains that: “. “Some people got taxidermied pets in the attic, we got a frozen rabbi in the basement. It’s a family tradition.”

Book Review: Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz by Thomas Harding

Mr. Harding wrote a strong, thought provoking, fascinating book which, most important of all, is a family heirloom and an homage to a relative who has passed away. I found the book to be well researched, an easy read and a window into a time where the ideal of right and wrong was clearly defined.

Book Review: Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable by Susan Rostan

The book is an easy read on a difficult subject, which the author does a wonderful job describing. Ms. Rostan also touches on a very important subject, the fact that Holocaust survivors are reluctant to share their horrific experiences with future generations to learn from and/or remember.

Fun Facts Friday: Sholem Asch

Sholem Asch (1 November, 1880 – 10 July, 1957) was born in Poland but is known for his writings in Yiddish. Mr. Asch wrote plays, essays as well as novels.

Book Review: Adirondack Mendel’s Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm’s Pond by Sandor Schuman

Adirondack Mendel’s Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm’s Pond by Sandor Schuman is a fictional book, taking place in upstate New York which reprises some of the old Jewish tales of the fools of Chelm.

Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is a novel taking place in New York, 1899. The story weaves two mythical creature from two different cultures to create a different kind of story altogether.

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Book Review: My Mother’s Secret : Based on a True Holocaust Story by J.L. Witterick

Article first published as Book Review: My Mother’s Secret by J.L. Witterick on Blogcritics. About: My Mother’s Secret : Based on a True Holocaust Story by J.L. Witterick is a fictionalized account of an actual woman who hid 15 Jews (and a German soldier) in her small house, located in a small Polish town, during […]

Thoughts on: Flags Over the Warsaw Ghetto by Moshe Arens

Article first published as Book Review: Flags Over the Warsaw Ghetto by Moshe Arens on Blogcritics. “During that far-off period of slavery, when the Roman legions trampled almost the entire ancient world, and the whole world kneed before them, only one small Roman province, Judea, took up arms, rose up to fight for freedom and in defense of the […]

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