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Where Lightning Strikes: Poems on the Holocaust

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Where Lightning Strikes includes all Szeman's Holocaust poetry, from the poems featured in her Ph.D. dissertation Survivor: One Who Survives, to the original versions of "Rachel's poems" appearing or mentioned in Szeman's award-winning, critically acclaimed first novel The Kommandant's Mistress.

The poems in this collection revisit the classic themes that have inspired poet
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Kindle Edition, 1st, 134 pages
Published July 7th 2012 by RockWay Press
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Plethora
Despite poetry not usually being my cup of tea this was an enjoyable poetry read. The snippets of emotion include a wide assortment of experiences from both sides. I found it easiest to read without paying attention to the line breaks. The author does point out they are more symbolic of the rigidness of the Nazi persecutions and the concentration camps.

With many of the passages I found myself wishing to know more of the incident, as they grabbed you. I tend to read a ton of WWII history so I wi
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Hard subject matter, but very gripping and moving.
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Award-winning, critically acclaimed author of New York Times Book Review's Notable Book and Kafka Award Winner for "The Outstanding Book of Prose Fiction by an American Woman," The Kommandant's Mistress (http://bit.ly/TheKommandantsMistress). Szeman's True Crime Memoir, M is for Munchers: The Serial Killers Next Door (http://bit.ly/M_is_for_Munchers) empowers abuse victims.

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