Tag Archives: World War II

Book Review: If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When?, by Primo Levi This book is something in a bit of a disguise.  The author was an Italian Jew who survived the Holocaust through developing at least some privilege as a result of his chemical expertise, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Drowned And The Saved

The Drowned And The Saved, by Primo Levi, translated by Raymond Rosenthal This is a book whose existence is dependent on other books, but it is no worse for that.  As the author was the survivor of German concentration camps … Continue reading

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Book Review: Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List:  A Novel, by Thomas Keneally The best advice I can give for reading a book like this is not to read it like a novel, but instead to read it like a true crimes story like Capote’s “In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler (Heroes & Villians), by John F. Wukovits It is pretty clear from a setup like this book has that Oskar Schindler is viewed as a hero in the context of this series.  This book, though, follows many other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler, edited by Bruce Thompson This book is one of those inevitable compilations of materials that comes about in the aftermath of some sort of famous cultural phenomenon.  It is unlikely that this book would have been written in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Road To Rescue: The Untold Story Of Schindler’s List

The Road To Rescue:  The Untold Story Of Schindler’s List, by Mietek Pemper This book is a fascinating example of the sort of tell-all memoir that seeks to correct misunderstandings in the aftermath of something that is culturally significant, namely … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Boy On The Wooden Box

The Boy On The Wooden Box:  How The Impossible Became Possible…On Shindler’s List:  A Memoir, by Leon Leyson with Marilyn J. Harran & Elisabeth B. Leyson This book is an excellent example of a work that exists in the repercussions … Continue reading

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Good Germans: Bonhoeffer, Schindler, And The Abwehr Connection

It is unclear whether they ever met.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a serious-minded Lutheran minister active in the ecumenical movement and a man whose idealism led him to steadfastly oppose Hitler’s anti-Jewish rhetoric and even to be involved in American race … Continue reading

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Today In History: On October 28, 1940, The Greeks Told Mussolini Ochi

Note:  I have to give credit for today’s entry to a friend of mine (and loyal reader) who suggested this idea to me along with an article from Trip Savvy by Detraci Regula that gave some information about Ochi Day. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas Although I am by no means unfamiliar with the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, noted martyr of Nazi Germany and complicated man [1], this book really does a great job in … Continue reading

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