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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

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  • Posted July 2, 2013

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    Have you read the book Night by Elie Wiesel?  If not, you need t

    Have you read the book Night by Elie Wiesel?  If not, you need to.  It's a telling look into a personal Holocaust experience and a classic.  

    Recently I picked up another Elie Wiesel book called Hostage.  This book was so realistic, I had to do some research to make sure it wasn't nonfiction.  

    Shaltiel Feigenberg is a storyteller in Brooklyn, Jewish, and is kidnapped and held hostage until he is willing to renounce Israel and the Jewish connection to Israel.  Apparently his captors took him randomly, assuming wrongly that all Jews have rich and powerful connections.  

    As Shaltiel tries to explain that he's just a lowly storyteller, he's tortured.  

    To survive, he channels his memories.

    Hostage describes the torment that Shaltiel goes through (with very minimal details on the torture, so it's not gory), as well as many of the memories of his past, including how he and father survived the Holocaust.  

    Throughout the book, I kept hoping that Shaltiel would be strong enough to survive.  He made it through the Holocaust (although with less trauma than others experienced), I wanted him to make it through this scenario, too.  

    If you haven't read anything by Wiesel, Night is the place to start.  But Hostage was pretty good, too.  

    Have you read anything by Elie Wiesel? 

    Thanks for reading,

    Rebecca @ Love at First Book

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  • Posted April 25, 2013

    This book is a fictional novel based off of World War II and the

    This book is a fictional novel based off of World War II and the Jews back when Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany. You have the main character who is the author speaking as himself and other characters. You see drama, suspense, mystery, and tears. This book is worth the money. I am always a big fan of the Holocaust and learning about it over and over again and can bring these emotions out  and relate it to my own life. Even though I can't relate something as tragic as the Holocaust and the millions of lives of people who were forced into the concentration camps. 

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    Excellent read- recommend

    I was a young child when this occurred, I grew up outside NYC. It was painful to read, but also very interesting and enthralling. His recollection of his childhood was almost unbelievable, but knowing what the Nazi's were capable of doing, it is not far-fetched.

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