Normally I bring you a post in English and one in Spanish the days I blog, but today it is a bit different. One of the authors I know from a group of independent writers who write in Spanish, Blanca Miosi (she’s from Peru but has lived in Venezuela now for many years), has published one of her bestsellers, ‘La Búsqueda’ in English version. The book is called ‘Waldek. The Boy Who Defied the Nazis’ and tells the story of Blanca’s husband, Waldek Grodek, who was a concentration camp prisoner as a child and survived to tell the tale. I cannot recommend the book highly enough and audiences of the Spanish version testify to what a gripping read it is. It will tear your heart apart and put it back together. When was the last time you cried and laughed with a novel? WALDEK, the boy who defied the Nazis by BlancaMiosi
Waldek, the boy who defied the Nazis (La Búsqueda in Spanish) chronicles the dramatic and heroic story of Waldek Grodek, who experienced first-hand and at a very young age the German occupation of his native Poland. Many decades later, while visiting the UN offices that granted compensation to the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, Waldek reflects on the events that started when he was made prisoner and taken to Auschwitz and Mauthausen and, in the years following his liberation, subjected him to the whims of European and Latin American totalitarian regimes, international espionage and the Mossad. Waldek Grodek is a memorable character whose unique perspective and amazing life story deserves to be told. After more than 700 days Waldek, the boy who defied the Nazis “La búsqueda,” still occupies the top 10 ranking on Amazon Spanish language. And just in case you read in Spanish and want a bit of practice, here is the link to the Spanish version: Goo.gl/ZhiLw
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