Title: War and Defeat
Release Date: Available Soon
Reviewer: Michelle Hunter
There were several great parts to reading this book. The correlating of the family history to actual historical events were spot on. Not only was the writer capturing his personal experience, but he had obviously done his due diligence in researching the global events that were concurrent on his family timeline. Another aspect that was greatly appreciated was the German viewpoint of Hitler, the war and the aftermath. Specially, when George came to the US. It was nice to see how a German could come into a “Jim Crow” environment and point of the similar injustices that the African Americans and the Jews and Germans had to endure during this time. George also states the not so obviously point of the hypocrisy of “White only” signs in the land of the free. The reader can also appreciate learning about the values of George’s family. Even amongst all the drama, which happens in all families, there is a constant that remains solid throughout the book. Family will always help family. This was nice and refreshing to see.
Overall it was a wonderful read. It gives the reader some humanistic insight to that era, both domestic and internationally. I would recommend this book to any history enthusiast.