Review: Bela's Letters

02_Béla’s Letters

Publication Date: February 18, 2016
Paperback; 596 Pages
ISBN: 978-0985410025
Genre: Historical Fiction

      `Bela's Letters` is a historical fiction novel written by author Jeff Ingber. These are letters that will have been preserved for decades.  It's a story of a large Eastern European family torn apart by war the Holocaust and the feelings that haunt them. This novel is dedicated to the author's family members who perished in the Holocaust.
        There is a well laid out graph of the descendants of Kalman and Eszter Ingber, who died at Auschwitz (May 1944). This is a huge book with 556 pages and pictures dispersed throughout the book. There is a detailed selective  timeline, and bibliography, at the back of the novel.
          Hitler is labled the most dangerous anti-Semite since Haman. Did the Jewish covenant with God also protect them against Hitler?
         This novel is based on Bela's letters.  I didn't like how long it was. I believe it could be much shorter and still get much of the information across. This novel would be great for a history buff. I thought it would be more like `The Hiding Place` and less like the `Diary of Anne Frank.

Disclaimer: I was given this book complimentary to my honest review.


Sandee said…
I would have trouble with this book too then. I call them too pedestrian. I don't like books that are pedestrian.

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