The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance

The Hitler Kiss A Memoir of the Czech Resistance This gripping autobiography is at once a heart pounding adventure story a moving recollection of a larger than life father and an important account of the Czech resistance Radomir Luza s father was

  • Title: The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance
  • Author: Radomir Luza Jr. Christina Vella
  • ISBN: 9780807127810
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This gripping autobiography is at once a heart pounding adventure story, a moving recollection of a larger than life father, and an important account of the Czech resistance.Radomir Luza s father was a revered army general when the Nazis stormed into Czechoslovakia After his father went underground to avoid arrest and torture, the nineteen year old Radomir spent weeks inThis gripping autobiography is at once a heart pounding adventure story, a moving recollection of a larger than life father, and an important account of the Czech resistance.Radomir Luza s father was a revered army general when the Nazis stormed into Czechoslovakia After his father went underground to avoid arrest and torture, the nineteen year old Radomir spent weeks in a Gestapo prison Eventually released in the hope that he would lead the Nazis to his father, Radomir instead joined him in hiding General Luza became the military commander of the Czech resistance, while Radomir secretly helped organize the country s largest resistance network, providing critical intelligence to the Allies and leading bands of resisters and escaped Russian war prisoners in guerrilla attacks.Luza s narrative gives a panoramic picture of the resistance and makes palpable the terror of living in attics, sheds, and holes dug in the woods, constantly hunted and nearly snared by betrayals and Gestapo raids In courageously intimate terms, he reflects on his relationship with his stern father whom Luza worshiped from afar until sharing rat infested barns brought the consummate general and intellectual son closer together.Rarely does a historical document read like a mystery thriller As an eyewitness account, The Hitler Kiss offers evidence of the human ability to overcome staggering odds It is not a memoir of atrocity, but a portrait of courage, tenderness, optimism, and sheer survival.

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    1. Picked up because I liked the compiler's previous book, this was an engaging first person account of an older man's memories of his youthful engagement with the Czech Resistance. The authorial voice is thin in places the compiler had to piece it together from a series of interviews, so it doesn't have an even flow. Nevertheless, the occasional rambling lends it veracity, and I learned much about what happened in Czechoslovakia during the war. No one reads a book that's basically "Nazis vs. Red A [...]

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