There is a helpful glossary at the end. Italian, French, German and Yiddish are all used within the novel. The reader also learns what happens to all of the confinati and the author and his family after the war. There isn't an item omitted. I simply cannot read it. My husband has said he willl read it instead and tell me what happens.
Nice, huh?! Now I have a new shelf - "h read instead". One of us must read the books I have bought! View all 4 comments. It deals with a mother and son who stay one step ahead of Hitler, eventually making thier way to Italy, where they are placed under town arrrest, confino. In some ways, the story is not one of daring escapes. What makes the story intersting is Lamet's mother who time and time again saves her son.suitecrmondemand.com/be-still-and-know-a.php
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Lamet tells this the story from the prespective of his year old self. Whil at first look, this migh Lamet's story presents a somewhat unknown part of WW II, at least somewhat unknown to Americans. Whil at first look, this might seem to weaken the story, in many ways it allows for his mother to take central stage.
Instead of telling us what a great woman his mother was, Lamet simply shows us. This remove actually makes the story more compelling. Interesting memoir, the war seen through the eyes of a child. I loved the story at beginning, the time spent in Austria, then the Nazi invasion and the move to Italy. The final part was also thrilling with vivid descriptions of his escape to the monastery in the mountains and his post-war life. The middle part, where Enrico describes his many months spent in Ospitaletto, was perhaps too de Interesting memoir, the war seen through the eyes of a child.
The middle part, where Enrico describes his many months spent in Ospitaletto, was perhaps too detailed and dull at times due to the domesticity and the limited experiences that the little village offered. A great story of human resilience and love. Jan 28, Susan rated it it was amazing. It became very personal for me reading A Child al Confino.. I felt like I knew Eric's family.. Times during and under Mussolinis rule were not as familair to me as other Holocaust Stories I have read..
Rural Villages hiding Jewish Families. Risking their lives,for people who were now part of their Family Never to reveal to German Soldiers who or where they were.. The townspeople hatred of Mussolini.. All seen through the eyes of Eric Lamet.. A child ,then a young man.. View 1 comment. This memoir tells of a child's flight with his family from Austria at the start of World War II through Italy and France and back to Italy, the separation of his family, and their internment in a village near Naples in Italy.
While most stories of Jews under the Axis Powers describe the more horrific tales of the concentration camps, it is interesting to see another point of view. Lamet tells this autobiographical tale from the point of view of one who avoided the terror of the concentration camp This memoir tells of a child's flight with his family from Austria at the start of World War II through Italy and France and back to Italy, the separation of his family, and their internment in a village near Naples in Italy.
Lamet tells this autobiographical tale from the point of view of one who avoided the terror of the concentration camp but still suffered the oppression of a fascist regime, a child who understood little of what was going on, yet could sense the fear and danger from his parents. In the midst of internment and confinement to a small village without running water, for much of the war the greatest danger he faced may have appeared to be lack of sanitation, yet one is then reminded that he is subject to the unfair and dehumanizing laws imposed by fascist government: forbidden to go to school, leave the village, or even own a camera.
To the chagrin of his mother, the boy was fascinated with the soldiers when they were around, and seemed not to hesitate to befriend the soldiers of the government that had interned him. This story may interest someone who would like to see a compelling but less commonly told story of oppression during World War II, one that doesn't describe in detail the horrors of the concentration camps, but rather tells the story of someone who was left to wonder why he no longer hears from his Jewish relatives in Poland.
Feb 17, Jayson rated it liked it. This book told the story of a young Jewish boy and his mother during WWII has they had to flew to survive the Nazi attack. The boy was seperated from his father as he fled to Poland. The mother and son fled to several countries before ending up in Italy. In Italy, they were forced to stay in a small village and were not allowed to leave. For several years, while in the village, the family and other detanees had to check in to the town center. The mother, during captivity, fell in love with anoth This book told the story of a young Jewish boy and his mother during WWII has they had to flew to survive the Nazi attack.
The mother, during captivity, fell in love with another man and eventually left her husband and remarried after the war. The son was reunited with his father after eight years. His father had been captured and sent to Siberia. His father was not as he remembered and they reunited only for a brief period. The mother and son eventually came to the United States where the son remained and recieved his education and lived out his life.
His mother, however, moved to Mexico where she spent the rest of her life. The story was tragic and times, but not as compelling as I had hoped. It was interesting to hear of a different story of the Jewish struggle during this time period. Apr 23, Brandon Jensen rated it really liked it. A book with a different perspective on WWII. A Jewish family from Vienna is forced out of the city and gets out in time to avoid the holocaust and finds themselves "imprisoned" in a small Italian village for the remainder of the war.
Though they weren't in jail, they couldn't leave the city and survived on meager supplies of food and essentials. I enjoyed the description of this small village with all its characters. It was interesting how this young boy befriended a Catholic priest and even A book with a different perspective on WWII. It was interesting how this young boy befriended a Catholic priest and even sang in the church choir as an alter boy , Italian soldiers who taught him how to shoot a machine gun and an educated Sicilian who became his step-father. I wouldn't call the book a page turner, but it was interesting.
Jan 17, Relstuart rated it liked it Shelves: world-war-ii , biography. The part that sticks with you in this book is early on. He describes being a carefree boy in Vienna and then the change in the people around as they embraced antisemitism. You can hear behind the words on the page the hurt and puzzlement echoing a lifetime away from his childhood.
The maid in their house was one of his best friends, he would sleep with her in her bed some mornings they were so close, and he talks about how almost overnight she refused to have anything to do with him and quit cle The part that sticks with you in this book is early on. The maid in their house was one of his best friends, he would sleep with her in her bed some mornings they were so close, and he talks about how almost overnight she refused to have anything to do with him and quit cleaning or paying any attention to her duties.
Most of the book deals with living in a remote village in Italy during the war. Mar 04, Dy rated it really liked it. Lamet tells us the story of his youth as il confino in Mussolini's Italy. He tells it clearly, with the lens of a child, and with wonderful perspective. It's impossible, as an adult, to read it without seeing the story unfold through two lenses: Mr. Lamet's, and those of a parent. The result is that one spends the entire read straddling two perspectives, both equally gripping and poignant.
Lamet draws with rich detail their daily interactions, the culture of those confined in Ospadelatto Mr. Lamet draws with rich detail their daily interactions, the culture of those confined in Ospadelatto, and those to whom it was always "home", the town, the life, and the world during the war.
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Jan 30, Rosemary rated it it was amazing. I found this book to be deeply moving. Maybe it's because my parents grew up in Italy during this time period but I can't say for sure. The conditions and the restrictions Eric and his mother had to endure were just heart breaking. I felt so badly for that little boy. His childhood was just passing him by.
As a mother, I tried to put myself in his mother's place. I found the book difficult and oddly uplifting at the same time. A wonderful book about a very sad and desperate time period. Mar 12, Judith added it. I enjoyed this look at an experience of a Jewish boy and his mother ordered to confinement in a rustic village in Southern Italy during WWII. It's hard not to fall for this spunky, curious child as he goes about daily life coping with the terrors of war. His warm, competent mother is a finely drawn character any reader would love to meet.
This book made me laugh, made me cry and once more solidified that this particular time period is one of my favorites to continue to learn about - the good and the bad. May 22, Shawn Fairweather rated it liked it. I was told by a few folks that this was a pretty heavy holocaust novel, so its been sitting in my collection to read for some time. Interesting enough, there really isn't much "heavy" to this recollection of a survivor who spent his entire time during the war on the run with his mother. There were only brief periods of true threat that were faced but they pale in comparison to other novels of the period.
This doesn't diminish or take away from the authors story however. Being constantly on the r I was told by a few folks that this was a pretty heavy holocaust novel, so its been sitting in my collection to read for some time. Being constantly on the run without a true understanding of the magnitude of the situation that his mother must bear the weight of can be difficult enough to deal with. Much of the story seemed to drag as the author recollects day to day memories of escaping true captivity Concentration Camps and finds a way to exist while being kept in an Italian ghetto as the war rages on.
This is more of a story of struggle and endurement rather than horror and death. The fear of the unknown, whether it be the future, the ability to eat everyday, whereabouts of loved ones etc.
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Obviously not every European Jew ended up in the death camps, so to hear a story of one which didn't is a fascinating one to be told. I would've liked a bit more of an explanation of what resulted of his fathers life and his relationship with him following the war as well as more details as to what his life became as he grew up. After the war ended, the author comes off trying to close up shop way to quick which doesn't give the reader any satisfaction. While I knew that Mussolini and Hitler were allies, I never gave any thought to what happened to the Jewish people in Italy.
This book opened my eyes to that part of history. This is the autobiography or memoirs of Eric Lamet, his parents managed a luxury hotel in Vienna when the Nazis invaded. He and his parents While I knew that Mussolini and Hitler were allies, I never gave any thought to what happened to the Jewish people in Italy.
He and his parents fled for their lives. I am referring to torture as a seven year old who has had a luxurious upbringing would define it. He records the moves they had to make, how he had to leave beloved possessions behind and how although his mother loved him and protected him, he eventually came to understand the horror of war.
They had to report each morning to the police. It was very interesting seeing war from the perspective of a young boy far away from the actual fighting, he records honestly his feelings and his interactions with the villagers, the priest and even a German soldier. He is very honest about how at times he was confused, afraid and resentful of his situation. Through it all his love and admiration for his mother shines through.
Some reviewers have doubted the veracity of this account since the events Lamet is recalling happened so long ago, while I agree that some of the details my not be accurate, I think the feeling portrayed and accurate and found this book enlightening and interesting. He was a German citizen. And he was black. Beyond the prison walls, the war rages. Inside, a man is found brutally murdered. What follows is a searing portrait of Korea before their civil war, and a testimony to the redemptive power of poetry. Maximilien Aue has reinvented himself, many years after the war, as a middle-class family man and factory owner in France…Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man we experience in disturbingly precise detail the horrors of the Second World War and the Nazi genocide of the Jews.
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Translated from the Polish. A must read for full comprehension of how difficult was the task of getting our parents and families out. Review by Cass Glodek. Western Island Publishers, Polish Children Suffer Majewski, W ps. London, FP Agency Ltd. By Helena Sikorski. LC Catalog DK Cambridge University Press, London, Faber and Faber, Warsaw Rebuilt Ciborowski, Adolf and Jankowski, Stanislaw Polonia Publishing House, Warsaw It shows pictures side by side, the one on the left page is a view of and on the right, right beside it, is one taken from the same spot in It shows pictures of Warszawa street juts after the war and after it was rebuilt by And awesome vivid short book that clearly shows the total ruins of this fine city and how it was rebuilt brick by brick.
It discusses the slaughter of Polish citizens by the OUN. The books contains maps, pictures, details of the events and the village of Kisielin. A Journey into Eastern Erurope chronicles her fascinating passage. She explores how certain countries and people met and struggled with vast change and how her experiences impacted her sense of self, both as a Canadian of European descent, and as a citizen of the world. This fascinating look at a writer exploring Europe on a very personal basis is a valuable read for anyone interested in that part of the world.
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