Nightfatherby Carl Friedman
"When I was in the camp," her father's stories always begin. Although she lives in the everyday world of school and friends, a daughter is compelled by love to enter her father's harrowing world of hunger, death, and survival in the concentration camp. In
The legacy of the Holocaust is passed on to a young girl through her father's stories in this celebrated novel.
"When I was in the camp," her father's stories always begin. Although she lives in the everyday world of school and friends, a daughter is compelled by love to enter her father's harrowing world of hunger, death, and survival in the concentration camp. In a moving Afterword, the author sets the historical context for the novel and speaks directly about her own father, upon whom the novel is based.
Author Biography: Carl Friedman was born in the Netherlands in 1952 and now lives in Amsterdam.
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Nightfather is a 135-page book written by Carl Friedman. She wrote it in dedication to her father. This book dates back to the1960's and gives first hand information on the Holocaust. The book contains a Jewish family of 5 living in a small, mostly catholic town. As they move through their day to day lives their father talks about all the awful things he had gone through. The constant reminder of Adolf Hitler and his actions are constantly on this mans mind. All he can do to keep himself from going crazy is to talk t his family about it. In the beginning I was confused and lost and came really close to giving up on it. I'm glad I didn't! Towards the middle, the book began to pull me in. As the fathers' stories got more interesting and more intense I began to become more hooked. The Holocaust was a horrifying time and I can't imagine living through what this man and so many others did. On the day of arrival everyone was given a shower which would be the last one they would see for the remainder of their stay. Everyone was invested with lice and was very underfed. Most of the prisoners did not have shoes and only the lucky ones still had rags on their bodies. These people worked long hard days for nothing. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading books written on true-life accounts. Sincerely, Erin Gatrell