My guest blog at Helen Hollick’s amazing blog ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.co.uk/

The Luck of the Weissensteiners is among my favorite (the word feels wrong,) about the holocaust.

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Here is my guest blog, published at Helen Hollick’s https://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/was-surviving-wwii-luck-for-some.html

Was surviving WWII Luck for some?

“Luck” .. in “The Luck of the Weissensteiners”

my Tuesday Talk Guest, Christoph Fischer
Fiction about any war is rarely a light-hearted enterprise. Although there are many publications on the subject out there, I was amazed at the new angles and perspectives I discovered during my research for the project. Especially a war as big as World War II, with such a long duration and with so many theatres, makes it hard to think of the endless number of private misfortunes and life-altering events and new circumstances.
It is easy to forget about the smaller ‘players’ in the political arena and the people whose lives don’t fit into the broad categories of sufferers we know about. Was surviving the war really “luck” for some? For many countries in the east of Europe the ‘liberation’ by…

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