By Tom White on Nov 20, 2014
This book documents a harrowing experience one Polish man who has lost everything and is surrounded by despair and destruction. Although his environment has become hostile and dangerous, he continues with his life and this is where the story comes into its own. The Polish Patriot takes the reader in the world of Nazi occupied Poland, detailing the plight of those there at the time and incidentally those that wish they were somewhere else. This book gives good insight into the lives of the displaced, people that enjoy reading accounts of war and geopolitics will find this book a worth addition. The writing style really illustrates the circumstances of being wedged between two deadly borders, unable to move, trapped in a world of desolation and decay. Reading about the struggles of the people at the time and their claustrophobic situation really makes you appreciate the freedoms we take for granted, the people we love and the memories we share. Having family members that were involved in different wars it is easy to relate with Uri’s recount of his father harrowing experience in the frozen hell of occupied Poland. The photos and writing style really capture the day to day events; I’d highly recommend the read to anyone
By Charles Penn on Aug 12, 2014
Very eloquent piece of writing, I enjoyed the author’s insight into his life and how he wove the story around such a delicate subject. The writer here approached his field with a well-written and graceful piece of work that isn’t afraid to be brutal. Very Good.
By Meggie Roda on Jul 1, 2014
No doubt that the author transfers in very graphic descriptions the events his father experienced during this part of his life. A very emotional story, interesting and fluently written, hard to put down once you start reading.
By Carolyn Childs on January 1, 2015
I really enjoyed the book; I learned a lot that the history books don’t let people know. I never really knew how bad the Jewish people were treated even by people who claimed to be Christians. And the pictures he included in his book are wonderful, it shows so much what life was like for his family. I am so sorry that the Jewish people and other people who were affected by World War II. The way the Jewish People were treated was just awful, the United States should of helped them out sooner. I think everyone should read this book. It gives so much history, that you will never learn about in our history books that are in school today and when I was in schools as well. And it is told by someone who knows about it by those who lived through it. Like I said it is a very good book to read. I had a hard time putting it down. It gives really good accounted of what his father went through, and how he managed to survive when many did not.
By N. Kramer on July 19, 2014
This is a great, factual book from a perspective that is uncommon. It reads like a diary, so it takes a moment to catch up with the author. Overall a moving insight to a life no one should ever have to experience
By Greg R. on July 30, 2014
This book is a poignant story and personal account of survival against all odds in the times of World War II. David is a man of Great Spirit and courage has been catapulted into the journey through Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan against the harsh background of human condition.
It’s reminiscent of Vasily Grossman’s great novel “Life and Fate”. The story relates from the witness’ perspective the gruesome reality of war and anti-Semitism that brought out the worst and the best in people. It made me think of how lucky I am to be spared that kind of experience.
By Linda Gero on June 11, 2014
For me, the poignant saga of how the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939 impacted one Jewish family in Uri Nachimson’s The Polish Patriot opens a window on the fading aspects of Eastern European history. Well worth a reader’s time to read and to ponder a deeply moving human tale of tragedy, triumph, and survival. Well recommended.