Melting Point

Melting Point Grandpa what did you do in World War II Albert Stohl is an old man with a hidden past He was at Auschwitz But not as an inmate Now he has to tell his story to his daughter and grandchildren What wil

  • Title: Melting Point
  • Author: Roger S. Collins
  • ISBN: 9781435713215
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Grandpa, what did you do in World War II Albert Stohl is an old man with a hidden past He was at Auschwitz But, not as an inmate Now he has to tell his story to his daughter and grandchildren What will they think How will he explain what he did and why Will they ever see him the same way again If you ve ever said to yourself I couldn t have been a perpetrator of tGrandpa, what did you do in World War II Albert Stohl is an old man with a hidden past He was at Auschwitz But, not as an inmate Now he has to tell his story to his daughter and grandchildren What will they think How will he explain what he did and why Will they ever see him the same way again If you ve ever said to yourself I couldn t have been a perpetrator of the Holocaust, you need to read this book And then ask yourself what would YOU do Well researched and technically detailed, the book takes you behind the scenes and into the machinery of Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps, as told from the viewpoint of an engineer A classic historical fiction tale of an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances About The Author Roger Collins is a software engineer living near Bodega Bay, California An avid reader of history, Melting Point is his first published work.

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    1. I have written reviews for this on Yelp, on BookCrossings, and on at least one other book sited am pleased to write this one on GoodReads. No spoilersbut the book moves between current day Sonoma County (on the coast) and Nazi Germany, with surprising clarity. I think the books answers the question: how did so many Germans get caught up in the war? Or pointedly: how can a good person, just doing his job with care and reverence, end up working in a concentration camp? Then how did he end up marri [...]

    2. It's a fiction book written to show us how people can become complacent. Tiny allowances. Tiny compromises and before you know it you don't know how you got to this place. It was still hard to read because your conscience is still beating away at you as you read how someone can make an excuse for an extreme evil. I did like the book. It teaches how to understand so WE WON'T REPEAT our mistakes.

    3. Well researched book which hypothesized that some Germans were just trying to live a life. The factual parts of the Holocaust were well presented. The fictional overlay of this man's life was poignant and sad. I enjoyed the book.

    4. Pretty good. I enjoyed the story, but there were moments where the facts clouded the story and it read almost like a textbook. other than those moments, it was a good read from an interesting perspective.

    5. I really enjoyed this book. It was horrifying in places, and whist a work of fiction it is probably fairly close to reality. My only complaint is that the author rambled on a bit about the ovens and the bits and pieces that make them work. I really didn't need to know all that.

    6. The quality of the writing fluctuates in this self published book. If you can put its failings aside, the book is quite poignant. It will make you question what your role might have been, had you lived as a German when Hitler was in power.

    7. Actually, it is a three and three fourths star. Though well written it does get a bit expository, and the narrator's natural point of emparhy for the victims of the Nazis is not mentioned much in the last half of the book. But a good look at how decnt folks do awful things.

    8. This book was really interesting. It was a really unique look at a story that is told so often. It kept me interested all the way to the end.

    9. Novel about Auschwitz with a much different perspective. An engineer who helped build and run the ovens. Moral dilemma! A good "what would you do" book.

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