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Scattered Rays of Light: The Incredible Survival Story of The Kotowski Family During WW2 (Holocaust Survivor Memoir, World War II Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This is why we now share the life story of our father, Yaakov Eliezer Kotowski, and of his family, who were all born and raised in Skulsk, a shtetl (a small town with a large Jewish population) in Poland. This book is based on the testimonies of our father and of those left by other members of the family. The memories of Yaakov and Hanna were written during different periods and over many years, therefore there are a number of inconsistencies regarding some dates and the order of events, which do not change the content and essence of the stories.
- File size : 4831 KB
- Publication date : January 25, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 259 pages
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- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B08156H65Z
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #38,508 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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While there are many books that deal with the Holocaust, few have the impact of this stunning collective memoir/history. In the introductory the reason for the impact of this rendered family history is stated, ‘we would like to stress the amazing and unbelievable fact, a fact which is almost beyond comprehension that the Kotowski family, which had been blessed with eight children, was lucky enough to survive the Holocaust with more than a half of its members making it through alive…They too did not understand nor cold they explain it, except to assume that a sequence of miracles had occurred. Their story is brought before you here.’
In the many sections of this book are memoirs of the family members, opening with the father. In the Father’s Words, we read, ‘…in all this path of bloody suffering bloody, persecution and murder, never in the history of the martyrdom of the Jewish people, nor in the history of an of the world’s nations, has it ever reached genocide on such a grand scale. With the occupation of Poland by the Nazis the heaviest blow was landed on the Jews. It was a well-planned system with elaborate technical means that had one aim alone, to annihilate the Jews of Europe.’
From this prelude the words and memoirs of an extraordinary family are shared in a manner that is informative, illuminating, and inspiring. This book is one of the most sensitive reflections on the Holocaust, emphasizing the magnitude of the human spirit. Highly recommended. Grady Harp, November 19
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book
Scattered Rays of Light is a powerful and inspirational story about the Kotowski family who survived the Holocaust by using their imagination and resourcefulness. It was a heart-rending and thought-provoking read that will leave you, unexpectedly, feeling like a better person for having read it.
Each Holocaust survivor has a unique and individual story. However, these survivor’s stories didn’t end in 1945. They continue through to the present day. Their testimonies provide us with an understanding of how the events of the Holocaust have shaped their lives and are an ongoing testimony to the strength of the human spirit.
This was such a phenomenal read. It’s a story you won’t soon forget. It a book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.
Highly recommended and a well deserved five stars from me.