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Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust Kindle Edition
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But while my own story differs in so many ways from that of the typical 2nd Generation ("2G") member, I wanted to know more about the effects of being raised by a parent who had undergone such horrible trauma. Especially since my father (who committed identity theft as a refugee in England, enlisted in the RAF and flew 22 bombing missions against his own country before being shot down and spending almost 4 years as a POW, without any protection whatsoever under the Geneva Convention) never told his own family that he was born Jewish and that his own family had been decimated by the Holocaust.
That the author's mother lived such a fascinating and courageous life is what gives this work meaning. That the subject's parents and other close family members were murdered, while she and her brother chose to fight the Nazis with the Underground is laudable and worthy of all the attention this story gets. The close calls and near-misses, culminating in the post-war humanitarian work with other survivors and, later, fighting for freedom in Israel, give this book both meaning and excitement.
But what really makes this story of interest is the writing. Ms. Goldberg brings the story to life with such vibrancy and colour that the story flows and unfolds effortlessly. Reading this book becomes more of a pleasure with every page that is turned.
My only regret is that she does not give more detail on how her mother's wartime exploits, and her parents' later efforts in Israel, have affected her own character. What does it mean to grow up in a household that lives every day with such sadness? Ms. Goldberg describes her mother as happy and funny, and yet one senses that there must be more to the story.
Perhaps in another book? Please…
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A well written, serious but not dark account of family life and strife before, during and after the warPublished 6 months ago by anon
Unbelievable how anyone survived that war - but especially with such a positive attitude to helping those in a worse situation.Published 21 months ago by Tashi
Very interesting read. The Mother did all in her power to protect her children and the story was well written.Published 24 months ago by S. Perkins
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