Friday, November 9, 2007
Book: Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Today I finished reading Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum. It's a novel that depicts the WWII era in Germany from the prospective of the German Citizenry. It's an interesting blend of the Jewish experience and the German Resistance, and the German citizens and how they intertwined in each others lives for better or for worse. It was a bit of an eye opener for me, as I have always been focused souly on the Jewish perspective. Recently I've become acquainted with a few German people, neither born during this period or just born or very young at the time, but whom feel great shame for what "their people" did at this time. The book is also about that shame and guilt. It's not an easy read, but in my mind an important one. (Amazon.com has 66 used copies. I got it at the local library).