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Jacob's Courage by Charles S. Weinblatt
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Sep 08, 09

bookshelves: fiction, historical-fiction, indie
Read in September, 2009

Jacob’s Courage, by Charles S. Weinblatt, mixes the atrocities of
World War II and the holocaust with the hope and courage of a young
couple in love. Weinblatt weaves such detail into his story that the
reader comes away with a powerful sense of what life was like for the
Jews during this horrible period in history. Weinblatt’s knowledge of
the slums the Jews were initially forced into, then the death camps
that followed, is masterful. While the story can be incredibly bleak
at times, Weinblatt uses Jacob and Rachael’s intense love for each
other to lift the mood and give us all something to hope for.

Jacob’s Courage may be a work of fiction but it shines a spotlight on
the truth. Anyone interested in World War II, the Holocaust, Jewish
history, or a love story, should pick up Jacob’s Courage.
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