by Alice Weil
A tapestry of two generations of a German Jewish family caught in the turbulent shadow of war. The book brings a timeless storyline of change and the friendships that transcend it. This is followed by Survival Part 2 which sheds the deep roots of the author’s family and how they adjusted when they migrated from the European lands to Colombian soil.
Alice Weil was awarded the prestigious Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in June 2020. She won the “Best Books in the Category of History” award for her book, Survival: A story of Friendship. Pinnacle Book achievers award has been awarding some of the finest independently published awards for the last 30 years.
“A tapestry of two generations of a German Jewish family caught in the turbulent shadow of war… The author with her straightforward narrative captures the essence of how hard it is to live in Hitler’s Germany especially for a person who was born a Jew. Spurred on by her compelling narrative, it is truly a soothing balm for one’s soul.” – The Moving Words Review
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Survival: A Story of Friendship – Part 2 is about the voyage Freddy and his mother, Helene, take to escape Europe and the ravages of World War II. After promising Sigmund on his deathbed that they would reunite the family in a peaceful and friendly country, they make their way via ship to Colombia, the country Nellie had made her home just as the Nazi movement in Germany was gaining momentum. After their safe arrival, Freddy is forced to look for work in order to support his mother and himself while adjusting to new surroundings at the same time. After some fortuitous, work-related encounters, Freddy decides to not only run his own lingerie business but produce the raw materials he needs himself.
This is the story of how someone who was unable to complete school or go to university, due to strictly unfortunate circumstances, had the vision and skills to found a company that would provide jobs and well-being. Thus giving back to the country that granted him what the German Nazi government had taken away from him: his nationality.
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