I recently read We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel, by Georgia Hunter (2018).
While GH chose to write this tale as fiction, it was mostly an autobiographical account of her family's survival as Polish Jews during the reign of Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
While another reminder of the barbarity that we humans seem willing to direct toward others, based purely on race or religion, this story is exceptionally remarkable in detailing how so many of the Kurc family actually survived Hitler's atrocities.
A beautifully written account, GH manages to weave for us a lovely tale of the power of family, while being virtually devoid of expressions of recrimination or victimhood or entitlement. Leads me to wonder if the resilience of that family was and is grounded deeply in their ability to constantly look forward.
I highly recommend - both reading this book, and keeping some tissue handy.
Thanks for the rec, KC.
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