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Barbara Stark-Nemon has been researching her German-Jewish family’s
history during the Holocaust for the past 15 years, and has now written a
novel based on their stories. She went in-depth with her research, traveling to Israel, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic and
England for interviews and investigation and translating over 100 personal letters.
A historical novel based on a true story, Even in Darkness is
the tale of family, lovers, two world wars, and the Holocaust,
revealing a vivid portrait of Germany during the twentieth century.
Spanning a century and three continents, the book tells the story of
Kläre Kohler, whose origins in a prosperous German-Jewish family hardly
anticipate the second half of her long life in a loving relationship
with Ansel Beckmann, a German priest half her age.
The book explores just one example of the relationship between love, religion, and politics during the world wars. It is well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It would appeal to anyone with an interest in European wartime history, or even those interested in historical or romance novels.
I have a chance to give away a copy of the book. To enter, leave a comment with what you like best about historical novels. Deadline is April 15th.