20 Mar 2015

This book helped me learn about the history of ordinary folks living in eastern Europe between 1933-1945

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5.0 out of 5 stars Is it luck or the hand of …, March 18, 2015
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This review is from: The Luck of the Weissensteiners (The Three Nations Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Being a baby boomer and attending school in the 50’s did not give me much information about WW11 and Nazi persecutions of the Jews and anyone who opposed them. I think teachers and parents just wanted to forget about the war and the atrocious actions of the evil Nazi regime. This book helped me learn about the history of ordinary folks living in eastern Europe between 1933-1945. This inhumane treatment of people because of a religious faith is despicable and it continues today in so many countries under the veils of color and creed. It really tears my heart to think human beings can be so cruel and hatful to one another. The story told here in the Luck of the Weissenteiners blends suffering, depression and bleakness with the help of some individuals who took the chance to reach out and help the persecuted. Forced deportation of Slovak JewsIn this way it gives light to the darkest moments in history of the 20th C. A revelation personally enabled me to see that those who survived the Third Reich persecutions also had a difficult time after being freed by the allies. Things didn’t just happen or return to normal. There was no normal, nothing to go back to because life was obliterated. No cities, towns, families to go back to. Survivors didn’t trust anyone. So much to think about and reflect upon. I hope readers will take from this book as much as I did.

 

The Luck of the Weissensteiners (Three Nations Trilogy Book 1) When_eleven_strikes___m3talDOG_by_Slovakia

In the sleepy town of Bratislava in 1933 a romantic girl falls for a bookseller from Berlin. GretaWeissensteiner, daughter of a Jewish weaver, slowly settles in with the Winkelmeier clan just as the developments in Germany start to make waves in Europe and re-draws the visible and invisible borders. The political climate in the multifaceted cultural jigsaw puzzle of disintegrating Czechoslovakia becomes more complex and affects relations between the couple and the families. The story follows them through the war with its predictable and also its unexpected turns and events and the equally hard times after.621436_10151227686239566_980220821_o
But this is no ordinary romance; in fact it is not a romance at all, but a powerful, often sad, Holocaust story. What makes The Luck of the Weissensteiners so extraordinary is the chance to consider the many different people who were never in concentration camps, never in the military, yet who nonetheless had their own indelible Holocaust experiences. This is a wide-ranging, historically accurate exploration of the connections between social location, personal integrity and, as the title says, luck.

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In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background.

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.
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