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Juden Arbeit Macht Frei Kindle Edition
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Format: Word doc
Category: Fiction (General/Historical)
Length: 64,000 words approx
Juden is a powerful novel set during the Holocaust. A combination of tragedy and against-the-odds survival adventure, it focuses on one Jewish family caught up in the genocide, and the determined efforts of their teenage son to escape.
Author James Stephens (real name Stephen Briggs) is an experienced writer with some award-winning poetry and two well-received thrillers (Through the Eyes of a Fly and The Tattooist, published in the US) to his name - his real name, that is; both books were published under `Steve Briggs', whereas for Juden he is adopting the pen name James Stephens, presumably because this novel is a bit of a change of direction for him.
Despite having thriller/adventure elements in it, Juden has a weight of grave and earnest feeling behind it. The Holocaust appears to exert an exceptional pull on the author; indeed, in his preface he floats his theory that the Nazis' motive for starting off the Second World War was to provide a smokescreen for the extermination of the Jews. I dare say historians would pick holes in that theory, but there is no doubting what it says about the emotional force behind this author's fictional take on the Holocaust.
The smokescreen theory doesn't actually feature in the story, by the way; it isn't that kind of novel. Rather, it's the story of one family's experience, their journey from well-to-do middle-class security to persecution, horror, death and, just possibly, survival against the odds.
The principal character is Jacob Horowitz, the adolescent son of a happy, contented Polish-Jewish family, presided over by Isaac, a successful restaurateur.Read more ›
people in conditions that would defeat most of us.The story is harrowing but absorbing, from the innocent opening through the realism of the awakening, and the final relief.I found it difficult to put down. I will be watching for other work by this author James Stephens.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I usually enjoy reading about how life was for people during WW2 from various perspectives. However, I had to wonder if the author for this book was a native English speaker. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I rarely give up on a book but on this occasion I had to after only a few pages. So poorly written and amateurish. Even worse than 50 Shades and that's hard to beat! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lesley Davidson
Not a bad story, but not brilliant, I found the reference to drinking chocolate very annoying, seriously who had cocoa powder in a concentration camp, most annoying of all was the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Firstly, I have to say that I really enjoyed this story. However, there were so many spelling and grammatical errors - that it almost completely ruined it for me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by beckirabbit
Cannot believe the horrors the Nazis put the poor Jewish people through excellent book and difficult to put down one of yt? He best books I have read !!Published 6 months ago by Bee
I was very disappointed in this book. I found it to be badly written, ungrammatical and in parts absolutely unbelievable. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ginny
Great story about the family and one young boys journey.The story mentions the Russians and the part they played of which I knew but only in minute detail.Excellent. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kindle Customer