A Kind of Woman
Jacob Barder, a successful New York attorney, returns home to New York after being trapped in Europe during the Second World War and miraculously surviving the Holocaust. Barder does not return alone: with him is his new wife, Rachel, a beautiful blonde woman whom he met in Warsaw shortly after the war - a Jewish su...more
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A Kind of Woman, is a strange book, a combination of love story and war story, a psychological and courtroom drama, and political polemic. Certainly it raises questions for the reader to attempt to answer. It is also a book of two parts.
The first section is set against the chaos, memories and fears of post world war two central Europe where the dispossessed and refugees were trying to find their way back home after having been forcibly removed to distant pr ...more
Later he boarded a cargo train.
He passed by Kiev, Ukraine.
The KGB were checking Jacob & Rachel baggage.
They both had jumped off the train & got separated rather than being deported back to Russia.
The Lvov-Warsaw train was at the next station.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was taking care of Jacob (39) & Rachel Barder (wife, nee Kimmelman) & many/many others.
NYC. The Europa (ship) was approachin ...more
Though the beginning was a bit slow for me, I had faith it would pick up, and sure enough it did. And when it did pick up, I had a hard time putting it down. I wanted to know what would happen next i ...more
Both refugees, but with a twist. One an American Jew who was trapped in Europe when the war started. Suffered in Russian camps., lost both wife and child. The other a beautiful girl claiming to be Jewish and a camp survivor. They join forces to flee from Russian controlled lands. They marry and return to America. They do not live happily ever after. She is accused of being a Nazi spy and there is a trail and he defe ...more
This is a must read! It is a book that takes you to depths of thinking regarding the Holacaust , Nazis and forgiveness! Great 👍story makes you think and feel. Love is fleeting,as youth but there are insurmountable odds that people face in desperate circumstances.
In A Kind of Woman, Jacob Barder is a successful New York attorney who has returned home after being trapped in Europe during World War II, and miraculously surviving the Holocaust. With him is his new wife, Rachel, a beautiful woman he met in Warsaw shortly after the war, a Jewish survivor who lost her entire family.
One evening in a Broadway theater, Rachel is attacked by a woman who accuses her of being Matilda Krau ...more