Title: Escape In Time
Author: Ronit Lowenstein-Malz
Published: April 21st 2015
Publisher: MB Publishing, LLC
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, True Story, WW2
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Book Blurb (via Goodreads):
Based upon actual memoirs, this is the story of the Eneman family- of their remarkable ingenuity, astonishing luck, boundless courage, and unending love – during World War II, as they escaped the Munkacs ghetto and fled to Budapest to hide in plain sight of the Nazis and the Arrow Cross.
I’ve read a lot of stories about World War Two and the Holocaust. It was a particular area of interest to me when I was doing history in school. This story was a haunting tale of one family’s amazing survival through that dreadful time.
The Eneman family were Jews in Hungary when the Nazi regime came into power and their lives were turned upside down. Through reading her grandmother’s memoir, Nessya discovers the horrific truth that her grandmother has kept hidden for so many years.
I found this story to be utterly entrancing. After reading many accounts of survivors from the war, it still shocks me every time when you read about the brutality of the time, the anti-Semitic ways of the Germans and others… I still can’t get my head around it.
The Eneman’s were an incredibly resourceful family and through the memoir, and some letters that were sent to family members, we, along with Nessya, discover the terrible ordeals that each member had to go through in order to survive.
The illustrations are beautifully done. Really striking and capturing the moments described in the story.
For anyone who has an interest in true accounts from the war time, an interest in the history from that particular period that isn’t set in France, Germany, or the UK… I would definitely recommend this read.
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