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The Family Affair

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It is some two years since Anna returned from the reunion of the survivors of the Hotel Polski in Warsaw. Although she was applauded for her courage in testufying against Col. Hauptmann at his war crimes trial, her obsession with what took place at the hotel during her period of imprisonment continue to haunt her.THE FAMILY AFFAIR, a sequel to THE POLSKI AFFAIR, introduces ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Diamond River Books
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Dec 20, 2011 Bookworm rated it liked it
The Family Affair is the sequel to the intriguing book, The Polski Affair. This book takes place some two years after the first book.
Anna continues to try and move on with her life as a Holocaust survivor. It has been decades since she was living in the Warsaw ghetto and her family was murdered. Anna still deals with her feelings of survivors guilt. She has since remarried and her children are now adults with children of their own. As fate would have it, her son Sholom is doing his doctor
Laura Kay Bolin
Jan 26, 2012 Laura Kay Bolin rated it really liked it

The Family Affair, is not typically a book I would pick up and read. It is a conclusion to the 2010 Winner of the International Book Awards for Historic Fiction, The Polski Affair. You can read it without having read the first book. I haven't read The Polski Affair and I believe this story may have been more powerful to me because of it.

Anna is a Holocaust survivor living in Israel with her husband Chaim. Both Anna and Chaim had lost family during the Holo
Lilac Wolf
Jan 25, 2012 Lilac Wolf rated it liked it
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I really wasn't sure what to expect from this book. The cover is simple and appealing, so I was initially intrigued. The story is captivating. It's about a fairly small Jewish family living in Israel. The story is told from Sholom's point of view for most of it, but Anna, Josef and Liese join in as well. (You'll have to read the book to find out who those people are.)

Anna and her husband are both survivors of the Holocaust in Poland. They were housed in the Hotel Polski
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Dec 05, 2011 Zohar - rated it really liked it
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The Family Affair by Leon H. Gildin is the fictional continuation of his award The Polski Affair. Like its predecessor this is a short book, but one that packs in impact.

The book starts where The Polski Affair ended, Anna, the protagonist from the previous book, has learned to deal with her role as being an unwilling mistress to the hotel’s Nazi commander and lives her life peacefully. However, Anna’s son is doing his doctorate thesis on The Hotel Polski and learns about his mother’s role as wel
Haley Whitehall
Nov 23, 2011 Haley Whitehall rated it did not like it
I couldn't get into the story. It came across as a lot of telling and basic writing. It did not strike an emotional chord with me. While following a Jewish family 25 years after the destruction of the ghetto was interesting I was not engaged in the story. Perhaps I would have felt a stronger connection if I had read the first book in the series The Polski Affair which won the 2010 International Award for Historical Fiction.
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