Book Reviews: Memories of Evil - A World War II Childhood by Peter Kubicekcategories: Book, Memoir, History, World War II, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia, Nazi Concentration Camps, Slave Labor, Sachsenhausen Hunger March, The Holocaust
Peter Kubicekabout this book: We Holocaust survivors all suffered from what is now called PTSD -- post-traumatic stress disorder. In effect, we found it difficult to live with our memories. Each of us had to make his way back to normalcy in his own way -- a long circuitous road, which some traversed better and some worse. There are many Holocaust survivors who were unable to ever speak of their experiences and ultimately took these to their grave -- much to the chagrin of their children.
It took me a long time to summon up the courage to write about my experiences, as a survivor of six German concentration camps, from the age of 14-15. But once I did I found the process of writing cathartic.
While I now live a contended life and don't exactly wake up every morning thinking about the Holocaust, my experiences are always present below the surface.
If you wish to know more, please read my book. I includes quite a few ancient-looking photographs which I was lucky enough to unearth.
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Outstanding Holocaust MemoirThis starkly real memoir is part documentary and part a passionate reliving of this horrifying period of human history in the life of a teenage boy - through many concentration camps until his liberation at age 15. I've read plenty of holocaust literature and yet have always had trouble coming to grips with it. This book, in its no frills way, brings me closer to comprehending the lives of human beings during the holocaust. I feel like I am there with the author and his family is my family. It is a book for young and old alike and an excellent contribution to history. [by zariz]
Memoires of EvilAn astonishgly, "immediate" and panoramic, yet intimate mosaic of one person's horror. Vivid, disturbing, ageless. Although one would like to read it in one sitting --it's too painful to do so. Definitely movie material. [by Tibor]
amazing book and amazing personPeter is true example of a hero who persevered despite the hell he went through. He is a pillar of strength and has an endless amount of wisdom to share with all he comes encounter with. His book is testimony to some of his experiences he went through during the dreaded years of the Holocaust. Each word is filled with accurate detail, heroism and powerful life lessons are learnt. [by Sheva Tauby]
This is the real thingWhen you start to read, you can not stop. You are in it yourself ...fighting to survive. Thank you Peter Kubicek for letting us know. [by Stefan Bader]
A Holocaust memoir that a major publishing house should reprintA Holocaust memoir that a major publishing house should reprint! It's that important! A Holocaust memoir that a major publishing house should reprint! It's that important! A Holocaust memoir that a major publishing house should reprint! It's that important! A Holocaust memoir that a major publishing house should reprint! It's that important! [by Daniel Halevi Bloom]
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