Probably. It was a diffficult read, and the story of the past was much more engrossing than the story of the present, but it was a challenging read. Brutality was depicted in all of its graphic formss
The complex relationships between mothers and children, and the idea that those who save us do not always do it for us, but for themselves
It made me cry in spots and angry in others. It is incomprehensible to me to think that anti-Semitism still exists.
No.I was dissapointed at the ending, which was unanticipated and left you hanging.
Don't have one.
She handled the cahracters welll.
This is probably one of my favorite books about the holocaust. What do they have to tell a child? This blank space in their hearts does not go away and they do not know how to make it easy to remissness about them. The grips of which knows no comfort in the truth. Many do not allow them to know anything. Its confusing to them still and they do not want to frighten their loved ones. If unable to tell their own loved ones who even their parents were, that is a lot of pain to just swallow, as many of them did. If it is our parent who was forced to live such unspoken pain yet they see their children, with their friends and cousins who all know their entire families, all about their aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents on both sides, is truly unbearable. They feel ashamed, they wonder and can only imagine fictional stories about them. To think that this would not affect the survivors or their offspring is quite arrogant. Making statements like those I have read here that people could not bare that of the daughters angst at this fate; must be living under a rock. The holocaust is real. I feel sorry for you. We have holes in our hearts of the missing parts yet we must never forget.
the story enlightens the reader about the depth of a mother's love, to endure pain to assure her child is protected. Opened my eyes to the unspeakable evil suffered by those surrounded by war.
The almost too detailed description of Nazi Germany was realistic and horrifying. I am disheartened that humankind is still so cruel and did not learn from the horrors of Hitler.
loved this book, I've read a lot of books about the Holocaust but never any that shed light on how the German civilians really felt about their role in the preservation and annihilation of the Jews and any other people that Hitler deemed impure . I like the fact that the author shielded nothing, she write about the good and the bad side, making this book more poignant.
probably in the top 10, a captivating tale of survival. The flash backs and forwards kept it interesting as well
NO, it was in the sense that you wanted to find out what happens next, but in the same instance, it is ALOT to take in all in one sitting.
A story about the bravery, sacrifice, and love that it took to survive the atrocities of WW2 and life after the war. This book begins with the story of a young German woman who falls in love with a Jewish Doctor unaware of the political chaos and war that is about to erupt. Anna's story is interwoven with her daughter, Trudy's story. It is a fascinating and heart wrenching tale...one that is hard to put down.
At the age of 86 I've read and listened to thousands of books. Although I know very little about life in Germany during World War 11, the characters in "Those Who Saved Us" seems completely real to me, not glamorized, not whitewashed nor made worse then they probably were. The book is so beautifully and well read that listening to it has got to be far superior to reading it. The author and the reader made me feel as if I were in the story, as if I had been there done what they were doing, felt what they were feeling, an emotional roller coaster ride.