History Picked up because I liked the compiler s revious book this was an engaging first Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity person account of an older man s memories of his youthful engagement with the Czech Resistance The authorial voice is thin inlaces the compiler had to Tell Me What You Want piece it together from a series of interviews so it doesn t have an even flow Nevertheless the occasional rambling lends it veracity and I learned much about. This gripping autobiography is at once a heartounding adventure story a moving recollection of a larger than life father and an important account of the Czech resistanceRadomir Luza's father was a revered army general when the Nazis stormed into Czechoslovakia After his father went underground to avoid arrest and torture the nineteen year old Radomir spent weeks in a Gestapo rison Eventually released in the hope that he would lead the Nazis to his father Radomir instead joined him.
What happened in Czechoslovakia during the war No one reads a book that s basically Nazis vs Red Army fight expecting a good time but it was still difficult in laces to read about the optimism of the Czechs who thought that the Russians were going to save them rather than occupy them The author s relationship with his Sagwitch: Shoshone Chieftain, Mormon Elder, 1822-1887 parents and inarticular with his famous father is centered in the story Other th. In hiding General Luza became the military commander of the Czech resistance while Radomir secretly helped organize the country's largest resistance network roviding critical intelligence to the Allies and leading bands of resisters and escaped Russian war risoners in guerrilla attacksLuza's narrative gives a Le rendez-vous panoramicicture of the resistance and makes alpable the terror of living in attics sheds and holes dug in the woods constantly hunted and nearly snared by betrayals and Gest.
An reading about what was and wasn t successful in the author s vast experience of Anne Frank like methods of hiding eople from the Gestapo the father son story was my favorite art of this book It s not a happy story but it s an important one and I articularly appreciated the closure brought by the what happened after in the history of the Czech All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence people and the author s life individually at the end. Apo raids In courageously intimate terms he reflects on his relationship with his stern father whom Luza worshiped from afar until sharing rat infested barns brought the consummate general and intellectual son closer togetherRarely does a historical document read like a mystery thriller As an eyewitness account The Hitler Kiss offers evidence of the human ability to overcome staggering odds It is not a memoir of atrocity but aortrait of courage tenderness optimism and sheer survival.