Reader’s Comments

Unique and Moving History: By Vera Jiji on March 10, 2016

Careful Old Letters: A Jewish Family’s Story, is unique and extraordinary, both as the story of a family told through their intimate letters and as a moving account of Jewish life in Lodz, Warsaw and Paris beginning in the early twentieth century until the 1980s. The book provides multiple viewpoints because the author is both…

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Hidden stories in old letters: By J. White on June 5, 2016

This gives a wonderful insight into what it was like for those who actually were able to escape nazi Germany and the stresses they faced for having done so. It is a sad testament to how easily it would have been for the United States to have opened its doors to the european Jewish population…

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A MUST READ: By beth raymond on March 20, 2016

Alexandra Weinbaum's book begins with the love affair of her parents in the 1920's and 1930's told through their original letters discovered in a closet in the 1990's, more than 70 years after being written. It is ordinary enough….the letters reveal what so many couples experience: who writes enough, who loves who more, relationships with…

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Destined to become a Holocaust classic: By Amazon Customer on March 18, 2016

I was first drawn to this book by the fascinating kaleidoscope of philatelic post marks on its cover and then by the glowing commentaries of the initial readers. I seldom will write a commentary for a book or agree to honor a request for a book review, but I felt I had to in this…

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