Tuesday, April 4, 2017

We were the Lucky Ones: the story of a family's fight to survive

We were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter is the story of the Kurc family in Poland during World War II. The story opens with Addy in Paris, France in March 1939 as he gets a letter from his mother back home in Radom, Poland. His mother, Nechuma, is trying to be positive while warning her son not to come back home. As times goes by, things get worse and worse for the Kurc family. Addy tries to escape to Brazil. One of his brothers and sister-in-law are sent to a work camp in Siberia. The majority of the family is confirmed to the Jewish ghetto. The horrors the family experiences as the horrors of Hitler’s systematic plan to exterminate the Jewish people unfolds. Will the family survive? Will they be able to see each other again?

We were the Lucky Ones is a powerful story about one family’s experience of the horrors of the Holocaust. The story becomes even more powerful when you read the inspiration behind the author’s story at the end of the book. It’s a beautiful story which will keep you on the edge of your seat as you see each family member’s experience of this terrible time. There is so much I can’t talk about as it would ruin the ending but I will say the story is well worth reading. I highly recommend We were the Lucky Ones!

We were the Lucky Ones
is available on Amazon

in hardcover and on the Kindle