Save Me Twice
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I wrote this review based on an advanced copy that the author sent me.
A work of fiction based on a true story, this book describes an experience of the exploitation of race and class that millions fell victim to and “ it is our responsability to not let history repeat itself “.
It begins in October 1944 Nümberg in the dead of night when 16-year-old Karl is woken by hammering on the front door. As his mother nervously opens it, he recognises the voices of SS soldiers on ...more
The fact that the author included her father's writings added to the authenticity of this story. I wished I could read German. This book was interesting but I wanted more, more character development, more description. It could easily have been expanded. I enjoyed it. I just wanted the author to give me more. Hopefully, there will be a sequel, Karl and Michael meet again?
Secondly, the perspective of the book is so interesting. The perspective belongs to a writer whom her's relatives have been in all this situation, in all this tragedy, WW2. It is a book telling a story who started almost 75 years ago and it has been written nowadays. It is so alive and it made me be thankful I am alive. Tha ...more
-Highly recommended –
Sometimes school is just not enough, sometimes reading a book is just what you need to learn something new.
Even if this is the case with most books, I consider it to be especially the case with Save me twice by E.A. Dustin, a book based on WWII events. At school they teach you about WWII focusing mainly on the historical events and the cruelty that was perpetrated towards ...more
The author tells us the heartbreaking story of two young german boys forcefully taken from their house to fight even when they don't want to. The story, written from a German's perspective, highlights the atrocities committed by Hitler, and the pain not only of those who suffered the Holocaust but also of the civilians, young and old. It is an eye-opener.
The writing itself was so ...more
I have read books about World War Two but normally it has been in the perspective of war prisoners or British soldiers.
It was interesting to hear from a perspective of a young German boy who was forced into the Hitler youth. As I haven’t come across many books that have done this. It breaks my heart to hear the stories of soldiers who were forced away from their families into war.
This novel has so much detail all the way through you can tell that the author has done dedicated research to tell t ...more
I am a bit of a World War II buff, so I was pleasantly anticipating reading Save Me Twice by E. A. Dustin, as it had been described as “based on a true story.” I was not disappointed – the book is rich in accurate period detail. The author, while basing the book on her own father’s reminiscences of his experiences as a German teenager during the last days of the war.
The book begins in the 1940’s, in the German countryside. We meet Karl, his mother ...more
I wasn't disappointed: the first scene is one of the most heartbreaking ones of the whole book. The way three young boys are ripped away from their mother, one of them being handicapped and very likely ending in a KZ was n ...more
When Karl and his brother Hans are taken to become part of the SS, they are not sure if either of them will see home again. For a whi ...more
This book is about young men in the last year of WWII and what it was like to live during the times when lives of people, who did not support the existing regime, were in danger day and night. How childhood friends turned into your enemies, how a knock on the door in the middle of the night meant their lives would never be the same, how people re ...more
A story based on her father's experience as a young boy toward the end of a war that wrought so much suffering to victims and perpetrators alike. EA Dustin was presented with an opportunity that for a son or daughter of parents having survived the torments of war, have seldom ever been unlocked and opened to reveal a previous plight of tenuous survival, and with it, the inner fears that still remain harboured in the soul of the very victim, dormant but not dead.
I had ho ...more
Just because of this, EVERY personal story should be shared in an effort to try to avoid that similar situations come to happen again.
Save me Twice is a piece based in a true story experienced by two young German ...more