Reblogged from Christoph Fischer:
Books about life during the Third Reich used to be of 3 types: war stories, spy thrillers, or the tragic tales of the victims. In recent decades authors have begun tackling the portrayal of life for “regular” people during the Nazi occupation of most of Europe — They are now joined by The Luck of the Weissensteiners, which takes place in Bratislava in Slovakia.
This fascinating book tells of the interwoven fates of two families. Greta, the daughter of the Jewish (but assimilated) Jonah Weissensteiner marries the gentile Wilhelm Winkelmeier and the couple begins their married life on the farm of Wilhelm’s stern relatives – Johanna and Benedikt.
Continue reading at Christoph Fischer’s blog