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Years ago, I had the good fortune of meeting Freddy Kahn,( the older brother) here in my home town in Arkansas because one of his Texas born sons is the godfather of my daughter. I had heard of Freddy and Rudy's escape from the Nazi's on their bicycles but had not known any details of the story until I read this very impressive book when it was first being edited.. The young Kahn brothers didn't just survive the holocaust, they PREVAILED. Against all the odds, those boys became men as they were persecuted people on the run and they eventually made it to the safe haven of the United States where they married, had children /grandchildren and led full, successful, happy lives that were denied to the millions who died in Europe. How lucky I am to have lived my life within the freedoms of the USA and how thankful I am to Pat Simons for getting her father and uncle's important story down in such readable form. Thank you to the Khan brothers, may they rest in peace.
I rather enjoyed this book.
It was very interesting to read this story bout this family of German Jews who weren't sent to concentration camps.
It's the first book of that sort they've read. I loved the actual photos included for reference (only wish there had been more)
First, it is an amazing story, and the fact that it's true makes it even more interesting.
Secondly, I was struck by the fact that Pat Simons, as the daughter of one of the two brothers on the run, was able to write a factual, even-handed history of their years staying one step ahead of the Nazi's. It would be very easy to insert your own emotions and prejudices after learning how your father and uncle were treated. Both boys were teens as they were forced to leave a loving home, not schooled in the ways of the evil world they were about to enter. The author was able to stay on the path of reporting the facts in a fictionalized manner free from her own personal feelings. She lets the facts speak for themselves - and they do, very loudly.
Thirdly, Pat has Notes at the end of her book explaining the historical significance of events portrayed in each chapter, complete with statistics. I learned many facts I didn't know about the events prior to the U.S. entering the war. This added greatly, giving a perspective to everyone's actions in the book, not just the two brothers.
Lastly, it is a wonderful book on many levels; fascinating to read, enjoyable to read (since you know they survive), and so well documented describing the changing face of Europe in the '30's. Truly an outstanding book!! Beautifully crafted.
The author's research left me disturbed. Her research was documented, but I question the veracity of the documentation. So much has been written about Hitler and his friends that it seems everybody has been in his bed at one time or another, with or without knowledge. I am not satisfied about Germany's funding of the war. Must I now believe that Henry Ford was a Hitlerite? I think that as Hitler was becoming a rising star, he was popular. What he became was unacceptable.
Thank you, Ms. Simons, for a good read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Simons illuminates the courageous lives of her father and uncle whose personalities are vividly brought to life. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was recommended by a fellow history teacher. I enjoy all books history and especially those that take place prior to or during WW II. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rosella W. Boteler
I had the pleasure in my life of having met and conversed with the Kahn brothers for a most lovely evening. Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by Stephen Walker
Brothers on the Run kept me reading constantly until I finished it. It was especially interesting because the brothers settled in our hometown, El Paso, Texas!Published on June 8, 2014 by Ina Lachmann
The author did a great job weaving the story together. It felt like I was right there with Gotfried and Rudolph.Published on April 7, 2014 by Kevin
I loved this story of two brother's journey trying to flee Hitler. It was amazing what they did to survive. However, I did not like the ending. Read morePublished on March 16, 2014 by xx
The story was very interesting. I knew the two brothers but had no idea what they had gone through to get to America. I did find the missing letters on words to be a pain. Read morePublished on February 26, 2014 by F. Lerner
I cold not put this book down. I believe the brothers complimented each other and could not have done it alone. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by C. Fesler
Don't miss this exciting true story! The author takes us on a journey that is heart warming, tear jerking, funny, sad, extraordinary and all of it is true. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Texas Gal