Sunday, June 16, 2019

Courage and Grace by Yoseph Komen BOOK REVIEW

A family’s unbelievable survival in the face of the Holocaust

Yoseph and Itzhak Komem are two young Jewish brothers hiding under fake Catholic identities in the Aryan side of a Polish town during the Holocaust. Their fascinating testimonies are brought together with those of their deaf father, their mother, and others, to convey their life stories and their unbelievable escape from the Nazis.

You’ll read this amazing literary, historical, and biographical document with bated breath

The novel weaves an unbelievable mix of everyday and nightmarish reality, between the ghetto and outside of it, colorfully portraying the struggle to survive on the rear lines of a war between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. The memories conclude with the period of life after liberation: in the Polish People’s Republic, in an orphanage in France, in a boarding school in England, and in the Land of Israel.

A drama of tragedy and rescue, dare, courage, and grace

Courage and Grace offers a unique memoir of the Second World War, written in the form of a polyphony— a chorus of voices that reverberate with each other, highlighting their differences in experience and points of view. The author recreates a gripping and suspenseful mosaic of daring escapes, concealments, and acts of valor, portraying the struggle for survival in the face of a living nightmare.


Hello, readers!

I received Courage and Grace by Yoseph Komem to read and review on my blog!

This is a very interesting memoir. I tend to read tons of books about the Holocaust. It was indeed a terrible part of history, yet we should never forget it because history can very easily repeat itself.

I was moved by their against all odds type of  survival. And these two young boys determination to never give up,even though the situation was a very poor one.

It's great to read this specific perspective. It took a lot of courage and grace to go through all that hardship and pain.

Very inspiring book to read!

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  1. Wow, reading your review makes me want to reads it myself hoping that I can finally get out of the reading slump :(

    1. I've been reading too many books lately. This book is definitely inspiring. Thanks for stopping by! :)