A cobblestone road. A sunny day. A soldier. A gun. A child, arms high in the air. A moment captured on film. But what is the history behind arguably the most recognizable photograph of the Holocaust? In The Boy: A Holocaust Story, the historian Dan Porat unpacks this split second that was immortalized on film and unravels the stories of the individuals—both Jews and Nazi
I had heard that the boy lived: that he survived the war, became a doctor in Boston, and had that picture framed and on display in his ...more
The book is mostly concerned with tracing three people who were in the Warsaw Ghetto during the uprising. One Jewish woman and two Nazis. Porat does a good job of showing the history.
The only reason why I am giving it three stars is my personal bias aganist the use of imgination in history. I don't like it. But it is my hang up, not Mr. Porat's.
The book is worth reading simply for ...more
I don't know how to review this book. I g ...more
From the publisher:
The Boy presents the stories of three Nazi criminals, ranging in status from SS sergeant to low-ranking SS officer to SS general. It is also the story of two Jewish victims, a teenage girl and a young boy, who encounter these Nazis in Warsaw in the spring of 1943. The book is remarkable in its scope ...more
I gave the book four stars because it was very well-written and I got caught up in the lives ...more
I highly recommend this book to all those who are interested in World History, Nazi Ideology and Holocaust Survival stories.
It doesn't really feel right to say, "I liked this book!" but it was well w ...more
WOW!!!! WHAT A BOOK!!! This book was fascinating and so well-written. It went by so quickly, though!!!!! Tragic stories from Holocaust victims, Nazi perpetrators of torture and murder, and uplifting stories of survivors.