Der Verlorene review î 6

Free read Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð Hans-Ulrich Treichel

Der VerloreneThis novel tells the story of a German family who in the chaos of escaping from the advancing. If I just saw the surface meaning this book would have been a 1 star for me The allegory made it a 2 star book and only because I like allegories not because this was a particularly good one The narrator as West Germany Arnold as East Germany his parents as the Third Reich if you were wondering The terrible thing that happened was Die Flucht The Trek when twelve million Germans migrated away from the Russians advancing Many Germans who didn't get out in time were murdered women of all ages raped I wish this went into what that was like for his parents

Hans-Ulrich Treichel ð 6 review

R brother watches as his parents attempt to find their lost child their dream but his nightmar. This work is short and well written The point of view is a young German boy whose parents fled the Russian advance during WWII and the aftermath of their lives As another reviewer pointed out it is an allegory of political forces which clashed together in that maelstrom I enjoyed the book but one short part was difficult to read For people interested in history this book provides a different point of view but the characters are not well developed

review Der Verlorene

Der Verlorene review î 6 ð This novel tells the story of a German family who in the chaos of escaping from the advancing Russian army in 1945 lose their oldest son Arnold The novel's narrator Arnold's unnamed younger brother watches as his parents attempt to find their lost child their dream but his nightmareRussian army in 1945 lose their oldest son Arnold The novel's narrator Arnold's unnamed younge. According to a friend of mine who is fluent in German the English edition omits the humor from the original Humor I asked Yeah he said it's actually funny in places in a low key wise ass German kind of way You won't find that here in fact the prose seems fairly leaden but the story itself is unforgettably bleak and harrowing