I have mixed feelings about the writing, but the story is mostly true, and it is just incredible.
We celebrated Father's Day today with a family membership & first visit to Gerald R Ford museum. I used the travel time wisely to read and am at chapter 24. This story is heartbreaking and yet I am amazed at how each family member pushed forward & did not give up!
I worked last night and again this morning so I had to wait all day to open my #MysteryMessageSwap. What a delight! Two wonderful books and many notes to keep surprising me for some time. Did I mention chocolate? Do I have to share? Thanks .... Ruth!!!
5 ☆ We Were the Lucky Ones is so remarkable and unforgettable you‘ll be shedding both sad and happy tears. It begins in 1939 Poland as the Kurk family gathers to celebrate Passover aware that the winds of evil and change are already starting to erode their way of life. This gripping debut is one to read and savor then pass along to friends and family (yes it‘s that good!) Is based on the actual story of Georgia Hunter‘s grandparents and family.
Hunter bravely tells a gripping recount of the treacherous ordeals of her family, the Kurtz( Polish Jews)before and during WWII. Their instincts, cleverness, survival, determination, and faith through the most horrific of times encompassing five different countries by the end of the war, will astound you as a reader. Must read the afterward😢
As I get deeper into this book, I fall in love with it more. Such a harrowing story of horror and hatred mixed with love and hope. I don‘t know how anyone faced with the horrors of the holocaust made it.
79 years ago today, the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7000 prisoners. Last year on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Koolulam a singing initiative, invited Holocaust survivors their children, grandchildren & great grandchildren (600 in total) to join together and sing a song about resilience & hope. #WeRemember
Tagged book is a true story written by a Litten @Georgia_Hunter 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I felt like I needed to read this, not just because of the rave reviews, but because I wanted to listen to Hunter tell her family story on all the podcasts. Definitely go listen to @Bookshelfthomasville @annebogel and @Sarahsbookshelves AND READ THIS AMAZING BOOK! We Were the Lucky Ones had me turning the last page at 2am last Friday😴 Thankfully I could sleep a little late and drink a lot of coffee on Saturday...
❄️ ❄️Snow Day tomorrow = 📚 ❄️ ❄️
This was just lovely. Hunter's story of researching her family's experience during WWII was fascinating . . . so I put the book on hold. I'm so glad I did! Hunter alternates the chapters' points of view, telling the stories of her grandfather, his siblings, and her great-grandparents beautifully. She never falls into easy sentimentality, but I was emotionally and intellectually engaged throughout. Just beautiful!
1. Family trip to Knoebels amusement park. This is my niece and nephew Finn and Fiona.
2. Fall Out Boy a few weeks ago and next up, Justin Timberlake in a couple weeks! 😬 So excited!!
3. Procrastinating with everything!!
4. Just got caught up with Shameless and You.
5. Starting this next for book club.
My books set (at least in part) in #Poland that I have at home (more at the office). The first is a family‘s journey from Radon, Poland all over the world to escape Nazis. The second is a fantastically well-done account of a family sent to Auschwtiz from Hungary. The third, also set amidst the backdrop of WWII is partly set in post-war NY. The last is a children‘s novel based in the harsh reality of the author‘s grandfather. #augustisatrip
I love historical fiction and can‘t wait to travel to #Poland for this one! I‘ve heard it‘s really good and I love this cover! 📚💼
This is my little travel journal. I log all my stops in it! It says “I have not been everywhere, but it‘s on my list.”
So I'm jumping in on this #agameoffavorites challenge my other half @trioxin_sematary 😗 tagged me and thanks to @WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueG
Many don't know but i love reading anything WW2 related I'm a history lover!!! This is about a normal family living there lives when the starts of war are beginning and the story of love and hope in the twentieth century's darkest moments. Georgia fav book is wonder by R.J Palacio
Just when I thought I had read about the Holocaust from every possible point of view along comes this book, which I recently read with my Book Club. I really liked it. It is based on the author's real family history so they truly were some of the lucky ones. This book is definitely worth reading and I highly recommend it.
1. Yes. Sometimes a paperback. Always have my Kindle with me. Nothing causes me more anxiety than having to wait somewhere and not having something to read. Got this from my father he never left the house without a paperback in the car to grab in case of an emergency.
3. Yes to ebooks from Amazon or the library
Pretty good...it's not as depressing as other WWII books.
@Kaye thank you soooo much!!!! I love everything ❤️❤️❤️ Abd the tagged book has been on my tbr list since before it was released!! I can‘t wait to read it!! I love the bookmark and how appropriate for me at this time!! I also love turtles 🐢 Thanks so much for all of your support and constant friendship during this time!! It means the world to me 😘😘
#TBRtemptation post 3! Inspired by the true story of a Jewish family separated at WWII's outset. The Kurc family does their best to live normally as war looms before their Polish town. One member is exiled, one attempts fleeing Europe, others starve dong ghetto factory work, others hide their identities under the guise of being gentiles. They will fight to endure, to survive, to overcome constant fear and pain. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😁