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Protest Politics in the Marketplace dEscape the Nazieath camps and started their new lives In Israel Facing A Whole New Set Of Challenges After Israel facing a whole new set of challenges after war was over Armstrong seamlessly weaves historical fact with fiction with characters that practically leap off the pages take the reader by the hand and Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy draw them into their world I feel like I learned so much by reading this storyNarrated in aual timeline format one part of the story is being told through the eyes of Annika an Australian journalist trying to find out the truth about Miklos Nagy the man who allegedly saved her grandmother s life together with 1500 other Jews uring the war Since her grandmother remains tight lipped "about the subject Annika ecides to go to Hungary where her grandmother was living uring "the subject Annika ecides to go to Hungary where her grandmother was living uring war She thus embarks on a journey that will take her from Hungary to Israel only to uncover a remarkable and heart breaking story of love courage take her from Hungary to Israel only to uncover a remarkable and heart breaking story of love courage betrayalThe second timeline set uring the war explores the very events Annika is investigating and is narrated through the eyes of Miklos Nagy himself a man who is lauded as hero by some traitor by others Personally I connected with Annika s story and related to her uest to uncover some truths about her grandmother s past I have worked with numerous holocaust survivors whose families never knew about the terrible tragedies they had suffered so Annika s grandmother s silence on the subject rang true for me as The Economics of Agricultural Development did her uest for answers Whilst I found Miklos Nagy s chapters fascinating and eye opening they also felt a bitetached and at times heavy with historical facts This is not a criticism merely a caution to readers to allow time to Shallow Grave digest the story rather than expecting a uick entertaining read I found myself looking up facts about Hungary and the fate of its Jewish population because I felt I needed to understand the context and I am grateful to have learned from the story as well as appreciating the armchair time travelAll in all THE COLLABORATOR was a well researched interesting and thought provoking novel based on real life persons and events that explored a chapter of WWII history not often touched upon in historical fiction I found it relevant and educational as well aseeply moving and recommend it to all lovers of the genre35 stars Thank you to Netgalley and Harleuin Australia for the free electronic copy of this novel and for giving me the opportunity to provide an honest review blog facebook instagram I always enjoy historical novels based on real people and events In 1944 a Jewish businessman Rudolf Kastner was able to rescue a trainload of over 1600 Hungarian Jews from being sent to German gas chambers through negotiating with Adolf Eichmann to set them free in exchange for the possibility of tanks to fight the Russians as well as money and jewelry The Budapest Aid and Rescue Committee selected Jews from all areas of society to send to Switzerland with Kastner able to include members of his family and some Jews from his home village After the war when Kastner had settled become a civil servant in Israel he would be accused of collaborating with the Germans by not warning the remaining Hungarian Jews that they would be sent to The Pocket Guide to Action death camps Diane Armstrong s novel tells a fictionalised version of Kastner s miracle train through the investigations of a young Australian woman whose grandmother was one it s lucky passengers Annika a journalist could never get her grandmother to tell her story of how she escaped from Hungaryuring WW2 so she is fascinated when she visits a Jewish museum and hears about the train and sees her grandmother in a photo of its passengers arriving in Switzerland With some time on her hand after resigning from her job Annika Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) decides to visit Budapest to learn about her grandmother s story and the businessman given the fictional name Miklos Nagy in the novel who rescued a trainload of Jews from certaineath Her investigations will eventually take her to Tel Aviv where she will learn her grandmother s secret and a revelation that will alter the course of her lifeThis is a very well researched and carefully crafted historical mystery all the enjoyable because it is based on a true story Of course all history is biased by the narrator s viewpoint and is particularly where Israeli politics and history is involved We ll never really know what Kastner had to Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide do to convince Eichmann to allow a trainload of Jews to escape to Switzerland but heoes appear to have been wrongly accused of collaboration He was certainly a hero for those allowed on the train and there was nothing Kastner or his committee could have Introduction to African American Studies done to stop the Germans from sending the remaining Hungarian Jews to the gas chambers This is a long book perhaps a little longer than needed but it makes for a fascinating tale of courage and resiliance expertly interwoven in the story of a young womaniscovering her family s roots and finding love and a new life along the way With thanks to Netaglley and Harleuin Australia for an advance copy to read. FICTION'A cleverly crafted mystery a good story well told Armstrong's skill in weaving an elaborate fabric out of her characters and subject matter stand her in good steadthe bleak wintry landscapes of the Polish countryside are vividly captured' Andrew Riemer Sydney Morning Herald'Like Geraldine Brooks Diane Armstrong's historical research is expertly woven into the fabric of a fictional tale providing an engrossing ‘faction' of heroism and resilience which will appeal to both fans of fictional ramaticromantic sagas as well as lovers of insightful history' Australian Bookseller Publishe. Ing in certain eath1952 Isaiah Fleischmann in Tel Aviv is a tormented man his isillusionment of his new country is compounded by his hatred of Mikl s Nagy Isaiah s tormented man his isillusionment of his new country is compounded by his hatred of Mikl s Nagy Isaiah s and sister were not chosen in the 1500 count for the train to escape the Nazis and Mobilizing New York died in Auschwitz Out of the blue a newspaper article presents him with the ammunition to unmask this fake hero as a man who had collaborated with the Nazis and for Isaiah to avenge theeaths of his mother and sisterThe trial of Mikl s is complicated by the fact that it s the government that takes the action to court on Mikl s behalf against Isaiah which is further complicated by Isaiah s lawyer that also has an axe to grind Annika returns to Sydney with a greater understanding of events surrounding her grandmother s life and the reasons for her reinvention when arriving in her new country When all is revealed a great outpouring of truth sadness and relief occurs Thanks to NetGalley Harleuin Australia and Diane Armstrong for giving me the chance to read and review her new book The CollaboratorBudapest 1944 Miklos Nagy is a Jewish journalist he s Aspects of South African Literature desperately trying to save as many Hungarian Jews as he can from theeath camps and he has to negotiate their safety with the The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused dreaded Adolf EichmannIn 2005 Sydney journalist Annika Barnett has always wondered how her grandmother Marika survived the Holocaust and what happened to heruring WW II Her grandmother will never Social Media in Academia discuss her past and Annika has no idea how her Nana ended up living in AustraliaSheecides to travel to Budapest and eventually makes her way to Tel Aviv What she Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream discovers affects all three generations of her family and she finds out about her grandmothers secret pastThe books is a long one it s really a historical family saga about heroism betrayal passion and secrets Was Miklos Nagy a hero or a traitorI gave The Collaborator 3 stars I m sorry but I found the story very long tedious and I was glad when I finally reached the end I shared my review on Goodreads Twitter Australian Kobo and my bloghttpskarrenreadsbooksblogspotcom An enjoyable read The Collaborator is the story of one woman s journey to search out the truth of her family history Annika travels to Budapest after seeing a photo of her grandmother in the Jewish museum in Sydney Her grandmotherenies it is her and immediately shuts the subject Orality in Igbo (African) Literature down so Annika is on a mission to ferret out the truth What she finds is much than she bargained for Her search takes her further afield to Tel Aviv where she uncovers a transcript that reveals the shocking truthThe Collaborator is a well researched and believable tale based on true events It has betrayal secrets and a touch of romance Even though it s nearly 500 pages I read this book in oneay the story is engrossing The main problem I had with this book however is that I never really connected with any of the characters I wasn t engaged enough that I never wanted the story to end Having said that I Modern English in Action (Level 12) did like the book and recommend it to lovers of World War 2 fiction and it s aftermath35 stars rounded up to 4My thanks to NetGalley and Harleuin Australia for an ARC in exchange for an honest review The factual history of Jewish Hungarian Rezso Kasztner is astounding In 1944 he bravely confronted Eichmann and negotiated the rescue of over 1000 Jewish Hungarians from certaineath and Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms deportation to Auschwitz Theeal succeeded in transporting these Jews on a rescue train to Switzerland and to safety However Kasztner was later accused of having collaborated with the Nazis a court case following that would bring The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions down the Israeli government of the time and seal his tragic fateAnd yetespite this intriguing and complex story The Collaborator falls flat in Armstrong s 465 page fictionalised adaptation Her target audience seemed so broad that the writing became simplistic appealing to those interested in a sentimental love story or three and to those who lacked than a basic inkling about the Holocaust or about Israel Her invented characters The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal diluted rather than enhanced the b I can never resist a good story seturing WWII especially one that explores lesser known historical events Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture during thatark time in history Diane Armstrong s latest book THE COLLABORATOR falls firmly into that category Inspired by real happenings and people her captivating story focuses on the fate of 1500 Hungarian Jews who were saved from certain The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) death in German concentration camps by the actions of one man who will later have to stand trial for being a Nazi collaborator Hero or traitor How can one and the same action be considered to be bothepending on how you look at itIt was immediately obvious that Armstrong has Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, done A LOT of research into her topic as her story is peppered with facts and historicaletails that opened my eyes to political events that had somehow slipped under the radar for me If history lessons had been as captivating as this book I would certainly have known about the fate of the many Jewish people WHO MANAGED TO. ONFRONTS THE managed to. Onfronts the Adolf Eichmann in an attempt save thousands of Hungarian Jews from the The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu death camps But no one could have foreseen the conseuencesIt is 2005 in Sydney and Annika Barnett sets out on a journey that takes her to Budapest and Tel Aviv toiscover the truth about the mysterious man who rescued her grandmother in 1944By the time her odyssey is over history has been turned on its head past and present collide and the secret that has poisoned the lives of three generations is finally revealed in a shocking climax that holds the key to their redemptionPRAISE FOR DIANE ARMSTRONG'S.