Hidden Beneath the Thorns: Growing Up Under Nazi Rule Paperback – Nov 16 2009
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About the Author
Gabriele M. Quinn has published a journalistic piece about Sigmund Sobolewski, an Auschwitz survivor and also produces a weekly newsletter for her employer. She lives with her husband, Mike, a retired RCMP Officer, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Her mother, Ingeborg, lives in Dominion City, Manitoba.
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I have read a few of these types of memoirs, and must admit that if I were to read this one a second time; I would skip most of the chapter concerning the holocaust. This particular description of that horrible event gets a great deal of attention here with extreme efforts put forth to acquaint the reader with the tragedies. I have read about all I want to concerning those terrors, though if one is not thoroughly inundated with the background, this terrible event, then here you get the story. It is kinda like when Richard Widmark displays the holocaust film in the movie "Trial at Nuremburg" which causes the pace of the movie to come to a crawl. In graduate school I read a book titled, "Eyewitness to Auschwitz" that did the best job of describing the Holocaust, and I would recommend that it one wanted an in-depth accounting of such a place.
Anyway, this book really kept my interest, and touched on subjects I had not previously encountered, (like the annual celebration of the day Hitler came to power)
This book offers the insight of an innocent child and wary parents. How a political party can become evil. The insight also reflects on a family's fight for survival in a world where politics preside, racism and family disaster prevails and the ultimate freedoms to create a new family and beginning. Well done.
Keep in mind, World War 2 ended ONLY 69 years ago. One generation! So, it COULD HAPPEN again!!