The Family Affair

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It is some two years since Anna returned from the reunion of the survivors of the Hotel Polski in Warsaw. Although she was applauded for her courage in testufying against Col. Hauptmann at his war crimes trial, her obsession with what took place at the hotel during her period of imprisonment continue to haunt her.

THE FAMILY AFFAIR, a sequel to THE POLSKI AFFAIR, introduces new members of Anna's family, some bringing joy and some bringing sorrow. How Anna, her husband Chaim and ...

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Overview

It is some two years since Anna returned from the reunion of the survivors of the Hotel Polski in Warsaw. Although she was applauded for her courage in testufying against Col. Hauptmann at his war crimes trial, her obsession with what took place at the hotel during her period of imprisonment continue to haunt her.

THE FAMILY AFFAIR, a sequel to THE POLSKI AFFAIR, introduces new members of Anna's family, some bringing joy and some bringing sorrow. How Anna, her husband Chaim and her son Sholom interact not only with each other but with the new situations in which they find themselves results in explosive revelations that both divide and unite the family for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780986659829
  • Publisher: Diamond River Books
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,481,242
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

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    Good Book with Strong Emotions

    The Fam­ily Affair by Leon H. Gildin is the fic­tional con­tin­u­a­tion of his award The Pol­ski Affair. Like its pre­de­ces­sor this is a short book, but one that packs in impact.

    The book starts where The Pol­ski Affair ended, Anna, the pro­tag­o­nist from the pre­vi­ous book, has learned to deal with her role as being an unwill­ing mis­tress to the hotel¿s Nazi com­man­der and lives her life peace­fully. How­ever, Anna¿s son is doing his doc­tor­ate the­sis on The Hotel Pol­ski and learns about his mother¿s role as well as his father¿s.

    Things quickly start going down­hill, add to that the hor­rors from the Yom Kip­pur War and a young coun­try try­ing to recover. The ben­e­fits from the learn­ing of the past also can also do harm and some of that harm can­not be repaired.

    The Fam­ily Affair by Leon H. Gildin fol­lows the next gen­er­a­tion of char­ac­ters from his pre­vi­ous book, The Pol­ski Affair. This gen­er­a­tion, sons and daugh­ters of holo­caust sur­vivors, tries to research the past their par­ents strug­gle so hard to forget.

    I thought this was a good book with strong emo­tions about fam­ily and friends. The story is not a cookie cut­ter ¿feel good¿ one, but it seems more real­is­tic, I wouldn¿t be sur­prised if the author based this story on actual events.

    There are sev­eral mes­sages in the book, some things take time to heal, some things never heal and some­times, learn­ing about one¿s fam­ily could be a painful process with no recourse.

    This book is well writ­ten and the new char­ac­ters which are intro­duced, or those that were minor char­ac­ters in The Pol­ski Affair are well writ­ten and multi-dimensional. I would rec­om­mended to read The Pol­ski Affair first as it would give you a good back­ground on the char­ac­ters, their dilem­mas and inner feelings.
    Disclaimer: I got this book for free

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