Saturday, August 6, 2016

Review: Once We Were Brothers

Once We Were Brothers Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Ben Solomon realizes a prominent Jewish philanthropist living in Chicago is a former Nazi soldier named Otto Piatek, he meets with a lawyer and tries to convince her of his claims by relating the details of life in Poland during the Holocaust. At one time, Otto, a non-Jew lived with Ben's family and was considered a brother to Ben. When he first joined the Nazis, he actually tried to help Ben's family. Later, however, as he rose through the ranks, his cruelty increased.

The author of this first novel is an attorney who provides the interesting and sometimes intricate details of the difficulties of finding proof of Ben's claims. There are hundreds of novels that focus on the Holocaust. This one is an interesting read.

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