Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Louder Than Words by Kathy Kacer - ESSENTIAL

Louder Than Words by Kathy Kacer, 228 pages. Annick Press, 2019. $19

Content: G



The book is based on the true story of Nina Pukas and her tremendous heroism during world War II in Ukraine. She was hired to be the housekeeper  for a widow and her daughters. The family's home was burned to the ground and Nina protected the Jewish family by claiming them as her family. She secured new identification papers for the family to keep them safe. She continued to care for the girls after the mother was arrested. She kept them safe. 

I love to read about how people were so brave in the face of tremendous hardships. This story needs to be read and remembered. Nina was very brave and showed great love and empathy for the family. She protected them even when by doing so would mean certain death for her if she was discovered. The story was an easy and fast read, and it impacted me greatly. I remember my grandparents and my parents stories of life and hardships during the Germany invasion of Norway during the same war.

Ellen-Anita, Librarian                                                                      

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