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[ Pdf The Collaborator È lais PDF ] by Diane Armstrong Â We all want truth, yes But can you cut water with a knife Budapest, 1944 In this novel, based on a true story, Ms Armstrong explores the moral complexities and human costs associated with the rescue of thousands of Budapest Jews from concentration camps In this novel, the rescue was undertaken by Mikl s Nagy, a Jewish businessman For many he was a hero, but others saw him as a traitor Why After Germany invaded Hungary in 1944, Mikl s Nagy confronted Adolf Eichmann to negotiate for the lives of the remaining Jews of Hungary He reaches an agreement, one he knows cannot succeed, but he hopes that stalling for time will delay the deportations until the war is over But not everyone can be saved and treating with the Germans is I can never resist a good story set during WWII, especially one that explores lesser known historical events during that dark time in history Diane Armstrong s latest book, THE COLLABORATOR, falls firmly into that category Inspired by real happenings and people, her captivating story focuses on the fate of 1500 Hungarian Jews who were saved from certain death in German concentration camps by the actions of one man who will later have to stand trial for being a Nazi collaborator Hero or traitor How can one and the same action be considered to be both, depending on how you look at it It was immediately obvious that Armstrong has done A LOT of research into her topic, as her story is peppered with facts and historica Is He A Hero Or A Traitor Based On Astonishing True Events Set In The Darkest Days Of World War II In Budapest, This Is An Enthralling Story Of Heroism, Vengeance, Passion, And Betrayal It Is Also The Story Of Three Women Linked By A Secret That Threatens To Destroy Their Lives For Readers Of The Tattooist Of Auschwitz, All That I Am And Schindler S Ark List An Act Of Heroism, The Taint Of Collaboration, A Doomed Love Affair, And An Australian Woman Who Travels Across The World To Discover The TruthIt Is In Budapest And The Germans Have Invaded Jewish Journalist Miklos Nagy Risks His Life And Confronts The Dreaded Adolf Eichmann In An Attempt Save Thousands Of Hungarian Jews From The Death Camps But No One Could Have Foreseen The ConsequencesIt Is In Sydney, And Annika Barnett Sets Out On A Journey That Takes Her To Budapest And Tel Aviv To Discover The Truth About The Mysterious Man Who Rescued Her Grandmother In By The Time Her Odyssey Is Over, History Has Been Turned On Its Head, Past And Present Collide, And The Secret That Has Poisoned The Lives Of Three Generations Is Finally Revealed In A Shocking Climax That Holds The Key To Their RedemptionAISE FOR DIANE ARMSTRONG S FICTION A Cleverly Crafted Mystery A Good Story, Well Told Armstrong S Skill In Weaving An Elaborate Fabric Out Of Her Characters And Subject Matter Stand Her In Good Steadthe Bleak Wintry Landscapes Of The Polish Countryside Are Vividly Captured Andrew Riemer, Sydney Morning Herald Like Geraldine Brooks, Diane Armstrong S Historical Research Is Expertly Woven Into The Fabric Of A Fictional Tale, Providing An Engrossing Faction Of Heroism And Resilience Which Will Appeal To Both Fans Of Fictional Dramatic Romantic Sagas, As Well As Lovers Of Insightful History Australian bookseller Publisher Thanks to NetGalley, Harlequin Australia and Diane Armstrong for giving me the chance to read and review her new book The Collaborator.
Budapest 1944, Miklos Nagy is a Jewish journalist he s desperately trying to save as many Hungarian Jews as he can from the death camps and he has to negotiate their safety with the dreaded Adolf Eichmann.
In 2005, Sydney journalist Annika Barnett has always wondered how her grandmother Marika, survived the Holocaust and what happened to her during WW II Her grandmother will never discuss her past and Annika has no idea how her Nana ended up living in Australia She decides to travel to Budapest and eventually makes her way to Tel Aviv What she discovers effects all three generations of her family and she finds out about her grandmoth There are many elements to this book that make it a compelling read The author is to be commended for creating a good balance in the book with regards to the politics of Israel.
Annika Barnett in 2005 is at loose ends, frustrated with a job that she finds unfulfilling and after much pondering she makes the decision to resign On visiting her grandmother and referring to a recent television program where survivors of the Holocaust had been encouraged to tell their stories Annika questions her grandmother as to why this part of her life is a closed book With her grandmother not budging from her decision and now having time on her hands Annika decides to visit the Jewish Museum Even though she was schooled at a private Christian Girls School the family The facts underlying this novel are very interesting, spinning a fictitious love story around it just doesn t work for me with these kind of subjects It feels too much as if the holocaust has to be sold to people by wrapping it in some sugar coating.
The factual history of Jewish Hungarian, Rezso Kasztner, is astounding In 1944 he bravely confronted Eichmann and negotiated the rescue of over 1000 Jewish Hungarians from certain death and deportation to Auschwitz The deal succeeded in transporting these Jews on a rescue train to Switzerland and to safety However, Kasztner was later accused of having collaborated with the Nazis, a court case following that would bring down the Israeli government of the time and seal his tragic fate.
And yet, despite this intriguing and complex story, The Collaborator falls flat in Armstrong s 465 page fictionalised adaptation Her target audience seemed so broad that the writing became simplistic, appealing to those interested in a sentimental love story or three and to those who lacked than a basic inkling about the Holocaust or about Israel Her invented characters diluted, r I always enjoy historical novels based on real people and events In 1944 a Jewish businessman, Rudolf Kastner, was able to rescue a trainload of over 1600 Hungarian Jews from being sent to German gas chambers through negotiating with Adolf Eichmann to set them free in exchange for the possibility of tanks to fight the Russians as well as money and jewelry The Budapest Aid and Rescue Committee selected Jews from all areas of society to send to Switzerland with Kastner able to include members of his family and some Jews from his home village After the war when Kastner had settled become a civil servant in Israel, he would be accused of collaborating with the Germans by not warning the remaining Hungarian Jews that they would be sent to death camps D
Annika headed first to Budapest, then on to Israel and her search for answers left her with many questions But the horrors of the Holocaust the bravery of Miklos Nagy and the arrogance and evil of Adolf Eichmann was just the beginning Annika s journalistic determination as she scoured for the truth to those horrific days and the events following led her to many people When she finally uncovered the secrets, she knew it was time to