The Jigsaw Puzzle

This is the title of the book I am currently writing. It is set in a rather dark place in history. The Holocaust. Jacob has wakes up in hospital having survived the death camps. His wife identifies him and takes him home when he is well enough. Is she who she says she is? Who is she? Is Jacob any safer?

Anyone interested in this will have to wait until it is ready for publication. This is just a teaser as to what is to come.

Back to the subject of the Holocaust and the background which led to my book. Most people know about it but maybe haven’t really given it much thought. I am fascinated by this period that led to mans inhumanity to man. Hitler was certain the Jews were the reason for Germany’s problems after World War One and with his charismatic personality was able to convince the nation of his views.

 Numerous camps were built including the infamous Auschwitz Birkenau  where Jews and other so called undesirables were housed. Gas chambers were added and the mass murder began. They were made to work with very little food inside them to keep them going. It didn’t take much for  the SS guards to shoot or gas the prisoners. When the camps were liberated the armies involved were horrified at what they discovered. 

Those who survived the holocaust must have struggled with the memories of what they went through and been very wary over their safety. I can’t imagine what it must have been like and what some of them had to do to survive the conditions.

It was not a well kept secret in the camp that the “showers” as they were called were actually places of death, that no one ever came out alive.

I can easily imagine Jacob’s situation in my book could easily have taken place although it is pure fiction.

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