Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. Online Book Club provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.
Prague: My Long Journey Home: A Memoir of Survival, Denial, and Redemption by Charles Ota Heller
Here’s an account that is at once informative, layered, heartrending, and inspiring.
The author, originally from Czechoslovakia, tells a story of World War II, the Holocaust, and immigration to the United States from his perspective. I must say, one point among many that I found interesting was the author’s comparison of the treatment of Jewish people in the occupied country he left to the treatment of people of color in the U.S.
I’d recommend this memoir to readers of biographies and narrative nonfiction, but more broadly, I believe that anyone who values remembering and learning from history can appreciate this book.
Reviewed at OnlineBookClub.org with 4 out of 4 stars. Do take a look.
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