All That I Am
by Anna Funder June 2014 reviewed by Douglas
In the vast maelstrom of conflicting ideologies and inspirations that shaped the history of a defeated demoralised Germany through to the babarity of Hitler’s Reich, we learn of the lives of some of the prominent proponents of a more egalitatian Society, in a ‘Social Democratic’ system.
Real people being inspiringly heroic and all too humanly fallible.
Mostly we are spared the more gruesome details, but still feel a revulsion at despicable acts by people in power.
I think Ms Funder has succeeded admirably in her sensitive portrayal of Ruth, Hans, Dora and Ernest.
A welcome spotlight into a very dark era
Next meeting – Monday 7 July @ 2pm.
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Just a quick note to say that Warrawong Book Talk has had a bit of a name change to ‘The Open Book’.