Another book review by dedicated Drake Public Library reader and patron, Deb Egeland. This book has been very popular among readers who enjoy historical fiction…although, it is based on a true story.
There have been a multitude of novels written about WWII and the Holocaust. “We were the Lucky Ones” is yet another. It is worth picking up, even if you’ve read many already.
This book does delve into the many horrors the Polish Jews had to face. What Georgia Hunter does in addition in this book is to show how fractured families became, the prolonged uncertainty of where and how siblings, children and parents were, and how devastating that was as well.
It was a horrifying and shameful time for the world. But a time that brought out tremendous strengths, allegiances, courage and fortitude. These attributes were called upon not only during the war, but also during the search for surviving family afterwards, and trying to figure out where they might safely land…and live.
Read the story. Then continue to read the ‘author’s note’ and the ‘since then’. There you will discover that the story that you thought too horrible, too intense, too heartbreaking to be real, was in fact true!