Powerful Yet Horrifying
Save Me Twice by E.A. Dustin is a heart wrenching historical novel set in Germany between October 1944 – October 1945. The novel is grounded in fact as it is based on the author’s father’s wartime experiences. It is a marvellous, comprehensive and horrifying read.
The author has captured the horrors of war. The novel is written from the point of view of sixteen year old Karl (the author’s father) who was conscripted into the SS as the Nazis grew ever more desperate.
Not all Germans were Nazis. As the war drew to a close, old men and young boys were forced from their homes to join the SS. It was a painful and horrifying process.
As the war ended in 1945 the fleeing SS faced the Russians who were brutal in the extreme. Karl became an American POW in preference to the Russians. He had to help the living and the dead in Mauthausen. There are some very hard to read scenes as we witness man’s inhumanity to man.
Save Me Twice is a powerful read. It is not a pleasant read but it is a necessary one. We owe it to the six million innocents who perished to keep their memories alive. The world needs to know the horrors.
Thank you E.A. Dustin for sharing your father’s story in this powerful, heart breaking read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.