Jean's Reviews > The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers
The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers
Mar 30, 2012
I found out about this book through my mother-in-law who knew Harry Bernstein as they lived in the same community in Brick, NJ. She obtained a signed copy for me, for which I am very grateful. This is a wonderful love story and it's true! Sort of a Romeo and Juliet I guess. One of the most amazing things about this book was that he wrote it in his late 90's (he died at the age of 101)and the details he remembers. He tells his life story as a Jewish boy growing up in England in the early 1900's when the Jews lived on one side of the street and the "Christians" on the other (the invisible wall). The circumstances and the hate (on both sides) was heart-wrenching yet the story is told without anger or bitterness. The main conflict is that his sister falls in love with the "wrong" guy and Harry is caught in the middle. Though there are some bright spots, dysfunctional families (aren't we all)reign throughout. A great book to read if we want to learn from history and what not to do, how not to treat one another. May write more later on this...
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November 17, 2008 – Finished Reading
March 30, 2012 – Shelved