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We Were the Lucky Ones
by Georgia Hunter
Historical Fiction
From The Jacket:It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.
A terrific story, very well-written. However, it is essentially a sad story despite the survivors of the Holocaust because no one in the succeeding generations of this family is Jewish. So.....does that mean that Hitler actually won in this case?
by-Lenore 2019/02/23, 12:05 PM
Fantastic historical fiction and my favorite kind, one based on true events; Georgia Hunter's grandfather was a member of the real family. It takes place just before and during WWII. Recommend to anyone who loves stories that revolve around families, and a must read for WWII fans.
by-Linda 2018/03/21, 05:21 PM
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