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Jenna Blum

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Those Who Save Us (2004) 3,020 exemplar
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Read this a few months ago and forgot to move it to my 'read' list! My favorite Jenna Blum book is still her was Those Who Save Us, but this one was also good (especially reading about Minnesota.)
JillHannah | 20 andra recensioner | Nov 20, 2023 |
The main character Anna , was not , in my opinion, a likeable character nor could I understand her behaviour most of the time. I was so annoyed that she would not speak to her daughter about their shared posts in Germany during the war. Her poor daughter Trudy was living a life of research ( she was a professor of German history) trying to find out what her mother refused to share. Then one line at the very end of this novel really stuck with me , “ Weather she is a hero or not is immaterial . Each person has the choice to make about how to live with the past, thus dignity, thus invisible right.”
A novel of secrets and shame and perhaps forgiveness . Well written.
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Smits | 164 andra recensioner | Oct 30, 2023 |
I have read many novels about WWII and The Holocaust, but none are as gripping and compelling as "Those Who Save Us." Author Jenna Blum worked for 4 years as an interviewer at Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which was established in 1994, by film director Steven Spielberg to videotape the firsthand testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses and make them accessible for educational uses. Ms. Blum also used other sources included in her Acknowledgements at the end of the novel. Many can research, but few can refine the research to become the intense and riveting historical fiction reading experience that Jenna Blum has crafted.

Whether one is in present-day Minnesota with Trudy as an adult and her mother, Anna, or back in Weimar, Germany, during the war, the story permeates every fiber of one's thoughts, heart, and soul. Steven Spielberg has taught us about The Holocaust visually, and now Jenna Blum is teaching us with written words, and each provides an extraordinary poignancy of a time in world history that should never be forgotten. I fear that we, as the world, have not learned our lessons well and am deeply saddened that some are not even trying to remember and some are not being taught the lessons of the past.
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FerneMysteryReader | 164 andra recensioner | Sep 27, 2023 |
Those Who Save Us is an interesting, engrossing and at times moving account of the Holocaust and the long term affects it had on both the Jewish victims and the German perpetrators. And if I hadn't just finished reading The Kindly Ones, the brilliant novel about the horrors of the Holocaust by Jonathan Littell I just might have thrown in some superlative adjectives for Those Who Saved Us, but unfortunately the stark images of the Kindly Ones are still fresh in my mind, and compared to those; the ones in Those Who Save Us pale in comparison.… (mer)
kevinkevbo | 164 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2023 |



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