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5.0 out of 5 stars Moving and engrossing true story, 3 Mar 2014
This book at times reads like an adventure story. It is a page-turner -- I read it in two or three sittings -- but it is much more than that, written with a light touch that only highlights the dreadful events in the background (and the foreground) of this story. I had never read any memoirs concerning the Holocaust before, and opened this one with some trepidation. It takes us from Germany to Holland to Belgium, back to Germany after the end of the war (at Bergen-Belsen), to Israel, to Switzerland, to the US, and then back to Germany again as the author struggles with her feelings and experiences as she lived there for periods, in her childhood and adulthood. It intertwines her mother's story and her own, and this dual perspective brings the events all the nearer to us. A book that's impossible to forget.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Riveting Tale, Elegantly Told, 17 Mar 2014
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Beyond the film-worthy story of escape from the Nazis, "Motherland" is a deep and insightful look at what it's like to grow up with larger-than-life parents. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, powerful, haunting, 2 Mar 2014
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Not to mention a plot line that could easily make a big-budget movie, and even better, is true! This is a really important book - looking at the way that these experiences have reverberated, not just for the survivors, but for their children and grandchildren. As the last eyewitnesses are dying, it is even more important for those who can to carry on the story to do so. As George Santyana famously said, "Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it."
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5.0 out of 5 stars A deeply moving story of survival, 28 Jan 2014
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Rita Goldberg gives a moving account of her mother's dramatic survival of the Holocaust - an essential text about WW2, the Holocaust and the survival of the spirit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motherland: Insightful Look at Growing Up with the Holocaust, 13 Feb 2014
Child of a Holocaust survivor, Rita Goldberg's richly personal story-telling gives us a privileged glimpse into a world few of us could ever know.
-Steven Craig
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Motherland: Growing Up With the Holocaust by Rita Goldberg (Paperback - 27 Jan 2014)
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