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My Mother's Ring: A Holocaust Historical Novel

My Mother's Ring: A Holocaust Historical Novel

Написано Dana Fitzwater Cornell

Озвучено Mel Foster


My Mother's Ring: A Holocaust Historical Novel

Написано Dana Fitzwater Cornell

Озвучено Mel Foster

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4.5/5 (17 оценки)
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9 hours
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Издано:
Oct 25, 2016
ISBN:
9781515982722
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

The Holocaust didn't really end in 1945. Not for everyone. Even after the war, survivors' lives were influenced by their terrifying experiences. Some of them were never able to retell their stories-for others, it took decades.



In My Mother's Ring: A Holocaust Historical Novel, Henryk Frankowski feels compelled to pen his memoir and finally share his poignant story from his hospital bed as he lay dying. His carefree childhood as a Jewish boy in Warsaw, Poland, is never far from his mind as he recalls the tumultuous world he endured during the Holocaust. Henryk speaks uninhibitedly about the intense bond he has with his family, particularly his adoration for his nurturing mother. Ultimately, the Frankowskis' lives are broken apart as World War II ignites and the Nazis storm across Europe, imprisoning and killing millions. As senseless restrictions are implemented, living conditions are compressed, circumstances turn dire, and callous disregard for human life runs rampant, Henryk must find the resilience to carry on. All the while, he dreams of a family reunion in Warsaw . . .
Издатель:
Издано:
Oct 25, 2016
ISBN:
9781515982722
Формат:
Аудиокнига


Об авторе

Dana Fitzwater Cornell lives in Virginia with her husband. Her grandfather fought in the first wave of the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach in the 26th Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division. During World War II her great aunt’s family, who was Catholic, spent more than three years as prisoners in three different concentration and labor camps after the Nazis found out that they were sheltering a Jewish girl on their farm in Poland. This is Dana’s first book.


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  • (4/5)
    The end was a little rushed for me. I enjoyed the book and learned a lot of things that I hadn’t from previous books about the same subject.
  • (5/5)
    One of the most detailed and emotional stories written from the point of view of a Holocaust survivor.
    It was very addicting and I could not stop listening.
  • (5/5)
    I liked everything about this book. Although it's a fiction it could pass for a real story. It's a hard to put downwind of book.

  • (5/5)
    This tale is so sad but oh so uplifting- highly recommend
  • (5/5)
    DISCLAIMER:
    Review based on Audiobook version (Scribd, Narrated by Mel Foster). Also own print edition on Kindle.

    STORY:
    Powerful with a bit of a unique telling. A darker read than most Holocaust books as the details are so very real. Beautifully told with great reverence to the brutality of both the physical, mental, and spiritual angles of life in the camps.

    The part that compelled me most was the portion of his conversation where he describes his transition and re-establishment into the world post-liberation. This portion of most novel/memoirs tends to be short and include few details, as most readers find them the least compelling.

    This telling allowed me to learn more about the actualities of the process that has always struck me as an incredibly overlooked stage in most novels/memoirs. I am thankful this was included with such detail and care.

    A supremely powerful book. Highly recommended to those who, like me, feel compelled to absorb any/all books of this genre/time in history.


    AUDIOBOOK (via Scribd, Narrated by Mel Foster):
    While the narrator was well-spoken and very clear in his reading, it took some time to appreciate his tone and cadence. What at first felt a bit stoic and mechanical soon helped me to form a vision of Henryk, both as a young man and as an older storyteller.


    NOTE:
    I had completely forgotten that I had purchased this book via my Kindle a few years ago on a Holocaust story hunt. In some respects, I wish I had read it there rather than the audiobook, but I suspect listening to the audiobook may make this particular one stick more deeply in my mind precisely for the ability of the narrator to help bring the vision of Henryk full circle from the in-depth insights in the author's telling. In the end, I am glad to have listened to it both for story content, writing, and narration but I am also grateful to have the Kindle version to re-read sometime down the road.


    CONCLUSION:
    HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone interested in a true telling (even if fictional) of the experiences of so many imprisoned during the war. It will NOT be forgotten.

    I would recommend for student readings but only for accomplished readers able to handle the graphic nature of a handful of scenes, beyond the atrocities most writers detail. They are, for certain, still not the most horrific of crimes committed during those years, but they speak to the power and dehumanization hate can sow among those who succumb to it...but also to the amazing power of hope, resilience, and pure fortitude of the human spirit.

    How they continued to survive and still find any semblance of a life after continues to astonish me to this day and I find myself filled with gratitude to those who shared their stories over the years since but mostly unwavering and soul-felt respect to those I deem to be, along with those surviving Slavery, among the absolute strongest, bravest, and most honorable people who have walked this earth...and I am forever sorry for the horrific atrocities inflicted on so many due to the magnitude of ugliness that did (and does) exist in this world. May your legacy live on as proof your soul and your heritage can never be destroyed.

    Heartfelt thanks to the author. I look forward to your next book...and thank you for this one.