Review: A Prayer for Katerina HorovitzovaRedaktioneller Bericht - Kirkus Reviews
Upon arrival at an extermination camp in Poland in 1943, Katerina Horovitzova, a nineteen year-old dancer, black-haired and ""beautiful but cowardly,"" told her father that she didn't want to die. Overhearing her remark, Herman Cohen, one of twenty rich European-born American Jews who had been picked up by the Nazis when they overran Mussolini's Italy and who had allegedly bought their freedom in exchange for a group of big-shot German officer POW's, offered to pay her ransom. Rather strangely, Katerina was separated from her family (who were immediately gassed), and included in the magnates' convoy which -- shepherded by the diabolical Nazi commander Brenske -- was driven around the Polish-German countryside in a grotesque wild-goose chase after their fraudulently promised liberation. Lustig, a novelist who is himself a veteran of the camps, focuses on the cool, blackmailing, officious and immoral Brenske; Katerina remains a shadowy form cowering behind her protector Cohen (with whom she concluded a marriage of convenience) until, realizing that she would die after all, she shoots her captors at the gas chamber door. Lustig, in understated prose, and for a diminishing audience, has recorded the story of one Jew who, contrary to Arendt's wholesale condemnation, refused to submit passively.
Review: A Prayer for Katerina HorovitzovaNutzerbericht - Lucie Janků - Goodreads
[SPOILER ALERT]Wow! I've never been much into Lustig but this one... just wow. Very well written - even though I suspected from the very beginning Brenske just want to get money from the Jewish group ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: A Prayer for Katerina HorovitzovaNutzerbericht - Vivian Valvano - Goodreads
A devastating novel of the Holocaust. All novels of the Holocaust are devastating, some are better written than others, and this one zeroes in on the diabolical nature of the Nazis preying upon the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: A Prayer for Katerina HorovitzovaNutzerbericht - Fiera78 - Goodreads
Very nice book from World War II. Describing life of rich jewish people in concentration camp. How the Nazi gets from them all of his money. This story is very sad and emotional. Vollständige Rezension lesen