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{Read Pdf} ë The Lost Boys: A Family Ripped Apart by War ß Berlin, SeptemberUlrich von Hassell, former ambassador to Italy and a key member of the German Resistance, is executed for his part in an assassination plot against Hitler In response to the attack, Himmler, leader of the SS, orders the arrest of all the families of the plottersIn a remote castle in Italy, von Hassell s beloved daughter, Fey, is discovered just when she thought she had escaped the Nazi net She is arrested and her two sons, aged three and two are seized by the SS Fey has no idea of her children s fate as she is dragged away on a terrifying journey to the darkest corners of a Europe savaged by warMoving from a palazzo in the heart of the Italian countryside to the horrors of Buchenwald, Catherine Bailey tells an extraordinary story of resistance at the heart of the Second World War The Lost Boys is an illuminating and devastating account of great personal sacrifice, of loss and, above all, of defiance This is another fantastic historical saga from Catherine Bailey that tells the true story of two young brothers, taken from their mother and placed in a Nazi orphanage during the Second World War Their grandfather, Ulrich von Hassell was the German ambassador to Italy and it was his actions against Hitler that led to their punishment The book is written with great factual detail and really brings to life the horrible realities of war on a personal level I have also read Black Diamonds by Cath This is another fantastic historical saga from Catherine Bailey that tells the true story of two young brothers, taken from their mother and placed in a Nazi orphanage during the Second World War Their grandfather, Ulrich von Hassell was the German ambassador to Italy and it was his actions against Hitler that led to their punishment The book is written with great factual detail and really brings to life the horrible realities of war on a personal level I have also read Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey and found both books to be fascinating Her writing style brings these sad events to life, but I do feel her books are over long which can take some enjoyment from them Any tale chronicling human suffering at the hands of the Nazis is inevitably going to be harrowing and upsetting, and this one is no exception As the sub title tells us, it s about a family ripped apart by war and when two of the family members are small boys it becomes evencompelling I was indeed gripped by the story, especially as I did not know the outcome before starting, but I did find the book overly long and a bit of ruthless editing wouldn t have come amiss There s a lot of back Any tale chronicling human suffering at the hands of the Nazis is inevitably going to be harrowing and upsetting, and this one is no exception As the sub title tells us, it s about a family ripped apart by war and when two of the family members are small boys it becomes evencompelling I was indeed gripped by the story, especially as I did not know the outcome before starting, but I did find the book overly long and a bit of ruthless editing wouldn t have come amiss There s a lot of background and history, especially about the plots to kill Hitler, and although these are relevant up to a point, I think the suspense and tension would have been better maintained without so much detail The basic story of a mother looking for her children is drama enough Nevertheless, it s a powerful and moving read and I very much enjoyed it This was a harrowing read Not as gripping as her previous two books but interesting just the same 1943 German Fey is married to an Italian count working with the Italian resistance Her German father has just been implicated in a plot to kill Hitler As a result Fey is arrested by the Gestapo and her two young boys are taken from her and sent to an orphanage in Austria For the rest of the war Fey is shunted around the camps as Himmler keeps her and other high ranking prisoners alive to use as This was a harrowing read Not as gripping as her previous two books but interesting just the same 1943 German Fey is married to an Italian count working with the Italian resistance Her German father has just been implicated in a plot to kill Hitler As a result Fey is arrested by the Gestapo and her two young boys are taken from her and sent to an orphanage in Austria For the rest of the war Fey is shunted around the camps as Himmler keeps her and other high ranking prisoners alive to use as bargaining chips when the now inevitable German defeat occurs After the war Fey and her husband embark on a mission to find their two missing boys Bailey draws on survivors accounts in this to describe life in the camps and it does not make for easy reading A fab read With so much having been written about the 2nd world war, we should have reached saturation point some time ago but, at least as far as I am concerned, this story of what happened to the families of those who plotted to assassinate Hitler has not had much coverage The Nazi s policy, led by Himmler, was to round up and incarcerate all the relatives of the plotters Catherine Bailey s book follows the plight of Fey, a German woman, and daughter of one of the most prominent plotters, married to an With so much having been written about the 2nd world war, we should have reached saturation point some time ago but, at least as far as I am concerned, this story of what happened to the families of those who plotted to assassinate Hitler has not had much coverage The Nazi s policy, led by Himmler, was to round up and incarcerate all the relatives of the plotters Catherine Bailey s book follows the plight of Fey, a German woman, and daughter of one of the most prominent plotters, married to an Italian Not only was she arrested and imprisoned, but she also had her two infant sons taken away from her.The story reads like a mystery novel as Fey and the other family members are constantly being transported from place to place sometimes to concentration camp annexes and sometimes to luxury Alpine hotels Tension builds as the war is coming to an end and the Russian and American forces are closing in Will they be executed before they can be rescued The only weakness is that it could have done withruthless editing as Catherine Bailey has had access to a wealth of material particularly letters and diaries written at the time and included muchdetail than is necessary