By Joseph Sokol

ISBN-10: 1439227985

ISBN-13: 9781439227985

An epic old fiction novel touching six international locations and 4 continents that follows the lives of 2 civilians starting in Europe simply sooner than WWII. Karel's father is Catholic and his mom, Nadia, is Jewish. they're separated at delivery and Karel enjoys an idyllic youth and a unique dating with nature in a rural Slovakian collage city along with his professor/father whereas Nadia turns into a psychiatrist in Warsaw. mom and son yearn to be reunited but if WWII begins, their lives fall below the keep watch over of the Nazis. Karel is ready to disguise his Jewish historical past from the 3rd Reich yet Nadia isn't so fortunate. every one is confronted with existence and dying judgements as they try to live on the conflict and its after results, together with time in foreign Refugee association (IRO) camps. Little recognized yet genuine occasions and characters are used as context for his or her trials and victories. the reality approximately US anti-Semitism and greed and significant US company army help of Hitler is uncovered in addition to religion's function, or lack thereof, within the Holocaust and the formation of the Jewish nation of Israel. The reader is left thinking about wether or now not WWII might have been prevented if forces exterior to Germany and Hitler through the 1930's, and lower than the keep watch over of the Allies and international religions have been controlled in a different way. All of this is often visible in the course of the lens of non-combatant, civilians whose lives were torn aside via struggle and but who act heroically to salvage that means and fact from their event. this can be a annoying and idea scary experience at the exterior airplane and a mental and emotional odyssey in addition. Karel learns approximately Judaism from his grandmother and approximately Christianity from his father as a toddler and is later taught Buddhist meditation whereas in Vietnam. He continuously questions the effect of governments and religions at the standard individual and develops and independence from, and aversion to, associations as he needs to rely on his personal wits to make it via warfare as a displaced teenager. Nadia is a religious Jew who questions Zionism yet accepts the necessity for institutional governance so long as social activism is inspired to ensure that the desire of the folks is correctly represented. The booklet explores ethical hypocrisy on a either a person and an institutional point and, after all, through the admirable examples of its protagonists, asks every one people to guage our roles in developing peace and unity.

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