Reunion

Reunion

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374525156
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 462,116
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.27(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)

About the Author

Fred Uhlman was born in Stuttgart in 1901 and, as an anti-Nazi lawyer, was forced to leave in 1933 for England, where he became a well-known painter.

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Reunion 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
praymont on LibraryThing 16 days ago
Set mostly before WWII, this story about a Jewish adolescent (who must flee his beloved Germany) and his Stauffenberg-like friend juxtaposes 'heiliges Deutschland' and its 1930's aberration.
krago on LibraryThing 23 days ago
Ranks with the best novellas of all time.
NormB520 More than 1 year ago
The friendship between two teen schoolmates in 1932 Germany is a wonderful premise. The reader has to wonder if it is in any way autobiographical. Ultimately, the story suffers from the brief narrative of this novella. The subsequent Jason Robards movie really goes a lot farther in developing the true friendship that develops between Hans and Konrardin - a Jew and a German of royal birth. One wishes that the book would have delved further into the conflicting feelings that were to affect both boys during the Nazi takeover. That might have given the reader a greater understanding of the ultimate fate of the adults the boys had become.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reunion is a good book if you have a connection to the holocaust. If you could relate to the holocaust and the era of Nazi¿s I would really recommend it for you. But like in my case, I didn't have the extra point of view on the subject. Reunion got very complicated and complex. Reunion is very descriptive and uses lot and lot of figurative language, but on the other hand I believe you have to relate to it a little bit in order to understand in correctly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Reunion' is the story of the friendship between a young middle-class Jewish boy and an upper-class boy. It takes place during the rise of Nazism in Germany. The upper-class boy is more and more attracted to Nazism, to the dismay of his friend, who has started suffering from racist discrimination at school, until they are totally estranged. Or are they? Fred Uhlman is mostly known as a painter. This is a short novel (his only novel?) which is romantic, and nostalgic, and it is as precious as a jewel.