My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The book begins with "... and the light was so white that it made my eyes ache." This story makes my heart ache. At times I had to put it aside because of its intensity. The author shines a harsh light on more victims of the Nazi regime and makes me squirm with discomfort. Compelling read. Companion novel to Stolen Child. Both books should be read by anyone studying WWII because it wasn't only Jewish children who suffered. That war was beyond awful. Kudos to Marsh Skrypuch for remembering the OST Arbeiter children.
Thank you for the wonderful review, Gabe. It was a tough novel to write. Looking forward to reading more of your equally tough novels.
You got me thinking again and googling. The attrocities of WWII never dim no matter how much time passes, do they? And best they don't - lest we forget and repeat them.
The WWII generation is dying off. Not much time left to get their personal connections.
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