Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Surviving Hitler by O. Hakan Palm {Giveaway}

Again we are privileged to be apart of another book tour hosted by Deseret Book. Also, we are excited to give away a copy of Surviving Hitler to one of our readers.

Surviving Hitler is a wonderful story about a man who survived being an SS Soldier, and met a Jewish woman who was held in Auschwitz, and how they later got married and became stalwart members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Gustav Palm kept his secret for more than forty years. He’d been a young man when Hitler invaded his native Norway. After being forced to guard a Nazi prison camp, however, Gustav took his only option for escape: he volunteered for the Waffen-SS to fight at the front.
Agnes Erdös grew up in privilege and prosperity as a child in Hungary. She and her parents were practicing Roman Catholics, but they were ethnic Jews, and after the Nazis invaded her country, Agnes and her parents were sent to the death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Miraculously, both Agnes and Gustav survived. And after the war, they found each other. Told in their own words, Surviving Hitler is the story of two indomitable spirits who built on their life-altering experiences to overcome the past, help each other heal, and embrace a common faith in God that led them to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About the Author:
O. Hakan Palm, eldest son of Gustav and Agnes Erdos Palm, has been shaped by his parent’s wartime experiences. A successful management consultant in Stockholm, Sweden, Hakan has served faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a bishop, as a member of two stake presidencies, and seven times as a counselor in the Sweden Stockholm Mission. He and his wife, Barbro, are the parents of seven children.
In Emilee's opinion:

This book was intriguing to the point that I couldn't put it down. Literally! I'm normally into Fiction books not Non Fiction. However, I will read them from time to time. And I was definitely interested in the title, Surviving Hitler. I wanted to find out how Gustav and Agnes Erdos Palm survived. Their lives were interesting and it made me realize that my trials and tribulations are small in comparison. I don't know how they were able to get through it all but they were blessed beyond measure.
 My favorite part of the book was the Introduction and the chapter on how they found the Church of Jesus Christ. The intro was about the time Thomas S. Monson visited them in Swedan. Such a sweet experience! I also love a good ending to a tough story. I loved how Gustav and Agnes met at the Langshyttan ironworks. Agnes notived Gustav and did a small act of service. Three days later Gustav asked her out and the rest is history. During their marriage, they were able to take the missionary discussions and be baptized. The entire book was definitely worth reading. I recommend Surviving Hitler to everyone, well probably not children under the age of 15.


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1 comment:

  1. This book sounds fascinating! Thanks for the giveaway!


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