“Love in a Time of Hate” by Hannah Schott 

Love in a Time of Hate: The Story of Magda and Andre Trocme and the Village That Said No to the NazisLove in a Time of Hate: The Story of Magda and Andre Trocme and the Village That Said No to the Nazis by Hanna Schott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For this book, I sought my wife’s thoughts on the book, to best review the emotional connection this tale can tell. This is her review.

This book features a story filled with the real depiction of the two kinds of people there are in this world. There are people who live according to hate, which in this story are the Nazis, and there are people who live according to love, which are the two main characters of this story: Andre and Magda Trocme.

The true story of the Trocme’s is inspiring and depicts the best parts of humanity. This beauty of this story is found in the lives of Andre and Magda Trocme who were ordinary people who believed in justice and love. Against all odds, they choice to stand for justice even if it cost them their lives and the lives of those whom they held the dearest. This truly is a story of triumphing despite the odds and amidst great tragedy. Holding to their beliefs and not yielding to the views of society, Andre and Magda risk everything to do the right thing and by doing so help thousands of Jews hide from the Nazis. This is a powerful story of great courage and even greater love.

This book is for those who enjoy learning about history, especially history during WWII. The author uses a narrative that keeps the reader intrigued and interested as the story unfolds. The author writes in a way that is easy to read and easy to follow the story along its journey. This story is told in such a way, using imagery and detail, that makes the story come to live. As a bonus, there are pictures throughout the book of Andre and Magda’s live that help paint a better picture of what they were like as people. Their story is nothing short of remarkable and there is much to be learned from the life they lived.

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