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  1. says:

    When I was in my teens I began reading books on the holocaust Most of them had pictures taken by soldiers who liberated the camps These pictures showed the survivors skin and bones many times naked and because of this it would have been difficult to identify a member of your family because by this time they all looked similar I was horrified but I couldn't cry It was not until I read another book on Auschwitz which ha

  2. says:

    I have been all over the map with this book First of all particularly in the first half of the book I found the writing confusing Here is an

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    Although the book was slow at first I found the book moving us through this historical period as if we were there it allowed us to experience the lives of several individuals as they experienced the war Moreover the autho

  4. says:

    A marvelously written and translated novel of Shanghai and the Jewish colony there The professional reviewers state very well how wond

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    I really wanted to love this novel BUTIt was mostly non fiction with a tiny bit of novel Much of that was based upon real people and as fictional characters they were poorly developed How much better it would have been if the author had written a straight non fiction book I chose this book because the subject was totally new to m

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    Perhaps the fault that lay with the version I read was its English translation Events were conveyed without sentimentality nor depth Content wise it was an interesting perspective into WWII history a subject that has constantly fascinated authors and filmmakers This time I got to know about Shanghai's role in the war as well as the author's philosophical take on history and perspective taking This book melded both fiction and non fiction

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    One of the best books I've read lately

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    Knowing someone who lived in Shanghai during WWII and having read at least one other book about Jewish refugees there I expected better things from this bookI was initially impressed with the style of the writing and it proved to be a relatively uick read but ultimately I didn't find it a satisfying story The characters were not convincing

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    I could not finish this execrable book The plot is a mish mash of bad WWII movie cliches the hot blonde Jewess the Vichy Paris the bad sex the hidden identities Every page seems as if it's written to be translated

  10. says:

    Chose this from my China shelf Hopefully it will set the stage for my trip to China this summer I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this I thought I was satiated with WWII novels but the setting for this one moves from Paris to S

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Shed and sometimes degraded living but they are determined to live intelligently upholding the high culture humor and even insofar as they can the elegance of their former lives Master storyteller Angel Wagenstein crafts an intense narrative of life and death passionate love and profound courage against the backdrop of the war and the millions of lives caught up in. Knowing someone who lived in Shanghai during WWII and having read at least one other book about Jewish refugees there I expected better things from this bookI was initially impressed with the style of the writing and it proved to be a relatively uick read but ultimately I didn t find it a satisfying story The characters were not convincing or well developed and by jumping right into the action and keeping things moving Wagenstein left out too much detail that might have made the characters inner feelings and motives easier to understand I didn t like the ending and I felt somewhat cheated Perhaps the fault lies in the fact that Wagenstein took a subject best treated as non fiction and tried writing a novel about it which resulted in a trivial contrived story Wagenstein created a book that might work well on the screen with spies intrigue and atmospherics but he failed to create believable or truly engaging characters nor to pass the So What test I fear that the story wouldn t stand up in motion picture format eitherTo anyone wishing to learn about this fascinating footnote to history I recommend Ursula Bacon s Shanghai Diary Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of their former lives Master storyteller Angel Wagenstein crafts an intense narrative Brenda has a dragon in her blood of life and death passionate love and profound courage against the backdrop Divan Of Rudaki of the war and the millions Choice Stories for Children of lives caught up in. Knowing someone who lived in Shanghai during WWII and having read at least Öbür Divan one Summary of Homo Deus other book about Jewish refugees there I expected better things from this bookI was initially impressed with the style Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of the writing and it proved to be a relatively uick read but ultimately I didn t find it a satisfying story The characters were not convincing The Teams Milking Cow or well developed and by jumping right into the action and keeping things moving Wagenstein left Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) on the screen with spies intrigue and atmospherics but he failed to create believable Zenith or truly engaging characters nor to pass the So What test I fear that the story wouldn t stand up in motion picture format eitherTo anyone wishing to learn about this fascinating footnote to history I recommend Ursula Bacon s Shanghai Diary

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Сбогом Шанхай

Selected as a runner up in the 2007 National Jewish Book Award category for fictionThe unforgettable novel of nearly forgotten refugees who fled Nazi Germany and discovered the glamour and excess of ShanghaiElisabeth and Theodore Weissberg famous musicians Hilde a young film extra and Vladek an Eastern European adventurer wanted by the police on political charges fl. When I was in my teens I began reading books on the holocaust Most of them had pictures taken by soldiers who liberated the camps These pictures showed the survivors skin and bones many times naked and because of this it would have been difficult to identify a member of your family because by this time they all looked similar I was horrified but I couldn t cry It was not until I read another book on Auschwitz which had in it a picture of a middle aged woman dressed in her best and holding the hand of her young son who carried a handkerchief with all his best things that I began to cry because I knew by then that within minutes of their arrival they both would have been taken to the gas chamber The nazi s had no use for children nor women who would fight to protect their children For years I thought that the Jewish refugees who could make it to Shanghai were lucky since they were accepted there After reading Farewell Shanghai I realize that although the jews were safer there then in Europe it was not an easy life nor one without the theat of harm Although this is fiction I believe some of these events are based on real events It is not an easy book to read but no holoccaust litereature is The writer is a Bulgarian Jew and I am always amazed how many jewish writers can put so much humor into books with so much depravity and horror I thought it was a fantastic book but not for someone with a weak stomach Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of nearly forgotten refugees who fled Nazi Germany and discovered the glamour and excess The Teams Milking Cow of ShanghaiElisabeth and Theodore Weissberg famous musicians Hilde a young film extra and Vladek an Eastern European adventurer wanted by the police Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) on the holocaust Most Zenith of them had pictures taken by soldiers who liberated the camps These pictures showed the survivors skin and bones many times naked and because A Pale Light in the Black of this it would have been difficult to identify a member Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves on Auschwitz which had in it a picture Spieserye of a middle aged woman dressed in her best and holding the hand Feral of her young son who carried a handkerchief with all his best things that I began to cry because I knew by then that within minutes Krismis van Map Jacobs of their arrival they both would have been taken to the gas chamber The nazi s had no use for children nor women who would fight to protect their children For years I thought that the Jewish refugees who could make it to Shanghai were lucky since they were accepted there After reading Farewell Shanghai I realize that although the jews were safer there then in Europe it was not an easy life nor Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods one without the theat Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of harm Although this is fiction I believe some Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of these events are based Mensa Riddles Conundrums on real events It is not an easy book to read but no holoccaust litereature is The writer is a Bulgarian Jew and I am always amazed how many jewish writers can put so much humor into books with so much depravity and horror I thought it was a fantastic book but not for someone with a weak stomach

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Ee Nazi Germany for Shanghai at the onset of World War II A magnet for every human ambition and vice Shanghai is a city of extremes of dazzling wealth and wretched poverty suffering and pleasure and for the four refugees exile and safety There they enter the world of Jewish refugees many of them artists and intellectuals who must either starve or eke out an impoveri. I really wanted to love this novel BUTIt was mostly non fiction with a tiny bit of novel Much of that was based upon real people and as fictional characters they were poorly developed How much better it would have been if the author had written a straight non fiction book I chose this book because the subject was totally new to me and I thought I would learn something The book was mostly fact but much of that material was added to flesh out the novel so it was not as cohesive as it could and should have been In other words way too much background material for a novel and too much fiction for a non fiction bookBut I did learn a lot and the subject matter is shocking and so sad Shanghai was not the refuge for Jews that I and the refugees thought it would beThe translation is good and the style probably follows the author s actual Bulgarian very well Choice Stories for Children onset Öbür Divan of World War II A magnet for every human ambition and vice Shanghai is a city Summary of Homo Deus of extremes Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of dazzling wealth and wretched poverty suffering and pleasure and for the four refugees exile and safety There they enter the world The Teams Milking Cow of Jewish refugees many Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) or eke Zenith out an impoveri. I really wanted to love this novel BUTIt was mostly non fiction with a tiny bit A Pale Light in the Black of novel Much Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of that material was added to flesh Spieserye out the novel so it was not as cohesive as it could and should have been In Feral other words way too much background material for a novel and too much fiction for a non fiction bookBut I did learn a lot and the subject matter is shocking and so sad Shanghai was not the refuge for Jews that I and the refugees thought it would beThe translation is good and the style probably follows the author s actual Bulgarian very well