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Charles Weinblatt, author of Jacob’s Courage
Jacobâ€™s Courage chronicles the dazzling beauty of passionate love and enduring bravery in a lurid world where the innocent are brutally murdered. This is a tender coming of age story of two young adults living in Salzburg at the time when the Nazi war machine enters Austria.
The historical novel presents scenes and situations of Jews in ghettos and concentration camps, with particular attention to Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. Follow lovers Jacob and Rachael from their comfortable Salzburg homes to a decrepit ghetto, from there to a prison camp where they became man and wife.
Revel in their excitement as they escape and join the local partisans, fighting their Nazi tormentors. Finally ride the crowded, fetid train to the terror of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Stung by the death of loved-ones, enslaved and starved, they have nothing to count on but faith, love and courage.
From desperate despair, to unforgettable moments of chaste beauty, Jacobâ€™s Courage examines a constellation of emotions during a time of incomprehensible brutality.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Jacob’s Courage?
Charles Weinblatt: Iâ€™ve always had an interest in the Holocaust. As a child, I was the recipient of some verbal and physical anti-Semitism. By the time I reached Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Charles Weinblatt, author of Jacob’s Courage