The Auschwitz Escape
by Joel Rosenberg
Of all genre's of books the WWII era literature is probably my most
widely read. I've read countless books set during this time. Some have
been non-fiction, some biographies, and many like this book are complete
fiction with historical scenes and information thrown in.
conviction that Rosenberg wrote this book with is enough to keep you
reading from page to page. You can tell that the story line and thought
behind it were quite important to him.
It only took me two days
to finish this book because it was so good I just couldn't put it down. I
lost sleep reading it and then I lost sleep thinking about the horrors
from this time period. That any group of people could be so strongly
persecuted is so disheartening. I would say that if you have a weak
stomach you probably shouldn't read this book but if you are at all
interested in historical fiction set during the Holocaust then I can
pretty much guarantee this book is for you.
There were so many
wonderful characters in this book. From the protestant pastor helping
Jews, to the Resistance men trying to help their fellow Jews, to the
young men in the camps plotting to escape.
Jacob is clearly the
main character. As a young man his Uncle recruits him to help with the
resistance and he ends up trapped in a train car when he attempts to
help Jews escape. Thus he ends up in Auschwitz. That should be the end
for him, after all not many survived but if you read the story you'll
find out how the book got the title and you'll meet the amazing people
in his life.
Rosenberg is such a great author. I really
appreciated the detail he wrote with but also how he was able to weave
so many characters into one story without making it hard to follow. I
appreciated the human element he included as he told the horrors of the