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By Roberta Kagan

A ancient Holocaust novel, encouraged via actual occasions that happened in Nazi occupied Germany

FACT: In 1935, the Nazis validated a application known as “The Lebensborn.”

Their schedule, was once to genetically engineer excellent Aryan youngsters.

These little ones have been to be the recent grasp race, as soon as Hitler had cleared all bad components (Jews, Gypsies, and everybody else the Nazi's felt had no correct to stay) out of Europe. inside a yr the 1st Lebensborn establishment used to be outfitted and this system used to be underway.

"A Flicker Of Light"

The yr is 1943....

The forests of Munich are crawling with risk below the guideline of "The 3rd Reich," yet in an effort to keep the lifetime of her unborn baby Petra Jorgenson needs to get away from the house for the Lebensborn. by myself, seven months pregnant, penniless and ever threatened through the watchful eyes of the armed guards within the overhead tower, she waits till the lifeless of a frozen iciness evening. Then, Petra climbs lower than the flesh shredding barbed twine that surrounds the institute and on the threat of being captured and murdered she runs headlong into the terrifying desolate woods.

Even in the course of one of many darkest classes within the background of mankind, while terrible acts of cruelty turned common and Germany appeared to have long gone loopy following the course of a madman, occasionally usual humans took huge hazards and proved to be unforeseen heroes. or even via there have been those that could attempt to break it, real love could succeed. the following, during this misplaced land governed through human monsters, Petra will examine that even if confronted with what seems to be the tip of the area if one seems to be not easy adequate there's constantly "A Flicker Of Light."

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My back drew the heat from Portman's belly and I pressed my stomach and chest against Harry Cohens back. That afternoon I had given Portman a piece of my bread and blood sausage because I knew what he was afraid of. He gulped it down at once. Now he had the hiccups. Everything was permeated by the smoke that rose toward the sky during the day and during the night, smoke from the dead who would not have a grave. I remembered what Rabbi Gans once told us in the Vinohrady synagogue: that when they were in the Sinai desert, Moses had ordered his successor, Joshua, to bury him in the ground so that no one would find his grave.

Men whose penises had turned black, who 38 STREET OF LOST BROTHERS were skin and bone, or those with exalted feverish eyes went at a trot down the whole length of the chimney; and only the healthy ones, when the thumbs-up sign was given, could jump off and go back to their bunks. The others who did not get the thumbs-up were selected to continue to the end of the chimney and then through the back entrance down a plank to be loaded onto a truck that took them to the showers. If someone's penis got hard as he was running down the square chimney, either from excitement, from fear or cold, or from some nervous disorder, he had to run to the end of the chimney down the plank, into a car, and into the disrobing rooms, where Germans would make short shrift of his Jewish lust as well as of him, in the surest possible way.

Maybe he waited for the same reasons I did and maybe at the same time it was because he wanted to refute what I wanted to verify for myself once it began. I felt a secret shame and didn't know exactly why. It encompassed many other shames, and all were present in one question: how and why were we bom as we were bom? And probably Harry Cohen was also waiting, although he said, "You shouldn't wait for it. It gets on your nerves. " "You'd better sleep," said Portman. "Be glad that we can sleep and they're not driving us to do some loading or unloading.

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