Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The true story of a German-Jewish love that overcame the burdens of the past. Not only was their son considering marrying a non-Jew, but a German. Weighed down by the burdens of their family histories, Annette and Harry kept their relationship secret for three years, until they could forge a path into the future and create a new life in Chicago.
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The silver lining of hope, faith, and healing will leave readers stirred. It turns out it is. Annette Gendler is a writer and photographer. Born in New Jersey, she grew up in Munich, Germany, and lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. Though conversion may have been the price to pay for love, she enters Judaism with the curiosity of a serious academic and researcher, determined to understand and do everything as perfectly as if she were born and raised Jewish. I began reading this wonderful book on an international flight, sure that I would read for a bit and then take a nap. Such is the spell Annette Gendler weaves that I simply couldn't put the book down. Her story of falling in love as a German Gentile with an Orthodox Jewish man is remarkable in itself -- and the echo of that love in her great aunt's life under the Nazis is uncanny.
Gender explores and recounts both in a compelling yet careful way. As a Gentile writer who has also written about the Holocaust and the persecution of Jewish people, I admire the delicacy with which she approaches this extremely sensitive subject. What I particularly appreciated about the memoir was the way Gendler interweaves her personal story in this moment, with story of a prior generation, and the larger story of what was happening in Germany during the Nazi period.
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For every step she takes inward, she also takes a step outward, so that personal events are depicted and experienced in a larger context. This admirable book is not only well conceived but well written. Wholeheartedly recommended. A smartly written memoir about the author's life as a young educated German woman who unexpectedly falls in love with Harry, a German Jewish man, the child of Holocaust survivors. They keep their relationship secret for a very long time, not wanting to upset Harry's parents, and also striving to avoid the social discomfort among the close-knit Jewish community where they live in Germany.
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But as Annette begins to encounter casual anti-Semitism among her friends, she realizes it's time to make her fateful decision: whether to convert to Judaism to marry Harry or not. I wish the author had devoted more space to discussing how the growing role of Judaism affected Harry and their relationship; before their marriage he had seemingly been very secular, but as a couple they committed to greater Jewish observance.
I also wish that she had written more about the ethical precepts of Judaism that I find so beautiful, for example, the emphasis on acts of kindness, on giving charity, of avoiding gossip, and so many others. Instead, she focuses on the "do's and don'ts," which are certainly very real but require context to appreciate. Still, this was a very absorbing and meaningful read, especially as she weaves her own family history -- including its Jewish connections -- along the way.
My review is based not only on being a reader but also as a memoir writer who met Annette at an artist residency and who read earlier drafts of this memoir. Annette reveals her love story in a series of quiet building blocks of realizations, as the deepening of their love leads to her commitment to convert to Judaism.
She offers us an intimate window into her younger self as she wrestled with discovering anti-Semitism in her friends in Germany, and faced the despair of her future in-laws when considering a German gentile daughter in law. Her narrative is fluid and seamless, rewarding her readers with vividly detailed scenes.
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It has been an honor to accompany Annette Gendler on her life journey. I also have to add that my 87 mother read an earlier draft, then read the book in two days, and said it really was a great read. Annette Gendler's first memoir, Jumping Over Shadows has been my favorite memoir of the year. The book captures the beautiful love story with Annette who is German-American and Harry, the narrator's husband who is descendent of Holocaust survivors. The story gets richer with the narrator's journey to understand the depth of family history, culture, and religion.
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