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  1. says:

    A brilliantly conceived plot Lotte and Anna were born twins, in 1916, to German parents Soon after, their mother dies, then their father They were orphans at three Relatives have to raise them For some reasons, Anna remained in Germany with her grandfather s family Lotte was brought up in the Netherlands with her uncle World war two came upon them when they were young adults, one was German whose young husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war the other was Dutch, who had sheltered Jews, and with the love of her life killed in a Nazi concentration camp Seventy years later, the twins meet in a spa, both trying to get some relief from their age induced ailments Both are past 80 years old They talk Mostly of the past Mostly about the war The enjoyment I had while reading this was modest I ve been the company of a German Nazi officer who was everywhere during the second world war in Jonathan Littell s The Kindly Ones and this concept of good Germans during the second world war is therefore no longer novel to me I can t help but notice this, however literature now abounds with those trying to picture the traditional bad guys during the last world war in a sympathetic light they re doing this not only for the Germans but also for the Japanese and the Italians First they get their materials from the civilians of the wrong countries and here there can possibly be no serious debate innocence is everywhere and I do not believe in ascribing a collective guilt upon whole nations Then they ease up to the common soldiers, and minor functionaries of the war machine, i.e., those who were simply there at the wrong place and at the wrong time, and who tried their best to act as human beings in the midst of atrocities But after this, what Is it possible that the time will come, a very long time, that even the likes of Hitler would be completely rehabilitated, like they were just some benign, tragic, misguided, well meaning geniuses which history had long misunderstood

  2. says:

    This is the most poorly written book I have ever read about WWII Many times, I wanted to stop reading and just put the book down but I persevered I blame it on the poor translation as it was translated from Dutch to English It is extremely stilted and it could have been 100 pages shorter.

  3. says:

    3.5 stars.There are aspects of this book that were quite wonderful I found the plot well conceived, intriguing and complex The idea of looking at a good person who happens to be a German is an important one because it is easy to think in hindsight that all Germans were bad people In fact, we often think that all Germans were evil It is a simplistic idea and this book gave us a reason to think deeply How do good people allow an evil man to reign over them What do we learn from it Anna and Lotte were twins who were orphaned and separated One stayed in Germany and the other was raised in the Netherlands WW2 ensued and the first was a woman married to, and widowed by, a German soldier The other was a woman who sheltered Jews and lost the love of her life in a German concentration camp They finally meet again by accident while each is visiting a spa at 80 years old.It was a rich and wonderful premise for a book, and I could have loved this book but it was missing the emotional connection that I needed While I enjoyed the conversations between Anna and Lotte, and the great exploration of their history, I wanted of the personal conversations that I think we all would have in this situation Where were their questions about family, personal loves, the things they did during the almost 80 years since they had seen one another last Where were the quiet tears and angry curses over their lost moments Where were the deeply emotional conversations that tried to catch up with one another s lives.

  4. says:

    Yet another war novel, this book focusses on the fortunes of twins, Lotte and Anna, who are taken to live apart when their parents die Reared from the age of 6 in separate countries, they follow quite different paths as the Second World War consumes Europe Years later, when they are old women, they meet in a Belgian town, and attempt to dissect the stories that led them there.The Twins is a fantastic piece of writing, a truly unique viewpoint of a conflict that has been covered many times in modern literature It is wonderfully human, consistently moving and devastating in equal parts It is highly readable throughout, and definitely to be recommended.

  5. says:

    The book is enjoyable and historically correct in general It is not great literature thoughIt tells a nice story, with interesting characters and asks a few pertinent questions.The story of twins who got seperated as young children and who meet at an older age gives an interesting starting point One of the twins stayed in Germany and lived there during the war, finding herself at the losing side afterwards The other twin was raised in the Netherlands and helped with hiding jews, still hating Germans.The central elements in the novel are a is a character formed by education or birth nurture nature debate To answer this question twins are interesting study objectsb what was the life of normal women like during WWII, both in Germany as in the Netherlands.Attention is given to the suffering, also of the Germans What annoyed me was the superiority the Dutch twin sometimes let slip through, as she was on the good side as a personal remark the way she describes the superiority of the dutch family is based on an underlying false premise as very few jews in the netherlands survived the war c Is there something like collective guilt It is a good read, esp interesting for fans of historical fiction or for those who want to know about WWII without tons of battles and blood.

  6. says:

    Separated twins are an extremely fascinating research object for scientists because they are ideal to illustrate the nature versus nurture debate what is the deciding factor in a lifetime , the genes you inherited, or the education you got According to the first view separated twins would live or less the same lifes whilst the second school insists the different contexts cultures lead to very different lives Judging from this book Tessa De Loo seems rather to adhere to the second school Lotte and Anna, separated when they were 6 years old, definitively lived very different lives, until they found each other again, 70 years later in the Belgian health resort of Spa Especially the war turns out to have driven a wedge between them De Loo extensively recounts how Anna, who stayed behind in Germany, underwent the Nazi regime, married a soldier who eventually became an SS man, and after the war underwent the harsh years of the reconstruction Lotte was raised by a family member in the Netherlands, saved Jews from the hands of Nazis and developed an outright hatred for all things German Fascinating, of course But I don t think that the De Loo intentionally focussed on an experiment around separated twins That is my impression, since especially Anna can tell her story in full and articulate how ordinary Germans came to rally around Adolf Hitler, how they just tried to live their own lives and overcome the war events and finally also trying to make the best of their lives after the disastrous defeat To my knowledge De Loo is the first author to give such explicit attention to the German suffering , long before the wave of scientific studies on the impact of the Allied bombings of German cities You can feel free to call this a justifiable correction of the unilateral and simplistic story of the justified fight against absolute evil But for my taste De Loo falls short the other way round Anna and especially her SS husband Martin are pictured as truly good Germans, who are just trying to do well, saints almost and that is just as simplistic and romanticizing In that sense, the novel is a bit disappointing But all in all, an interesting and readable story.

  7. says:

    It has been a few years since I read a Dutch novel, mostly because the Dutch literature that I grew up with, the modern literature anyway, was invariably dour and repressed, or intentionally vulgar and shallow with the occasionaly mix of both Yes, there have been exceptions but those have been too few and too far between This novel, however, is very much one of the exceptions On the surface, it deals with the story of two twin sisters that are orphaned, get separated, with one remaining in Germany and the other being moved to distant relatives in the Netherlands Due to political differences between the foster families, the sisters lose touch, until they bump into each other at Spa in Belgium when they are old ladies.The story develops as the two sisters tell their stories, inevitably focussing on their lives shortly before and during World War 2 These stories don t just show how different the two protagonists are, but importantly at a deeper level the stories reflect the different attitudes of the Germans and the Dutch vis a vis each other Even today, Dutch people are raised on histories of that period of time that speaks in terms of them and us, the Bad Germans vs the Good Dutch, and this novel shows there is a lot to this.This novel is not just for Dutchmen living in Germany it s for everybody that wants to read a story about how real people dealt with those unreal times, and may help provide a little insight into how inter personal relations should never be pre judged by historical generalities Available in English and German too.

  8. says:

    I started reading this book at school when I was bored I hadn t had a clue what the book was about, so I had no expectations at all While reading I found myself really enjoying this book I was wondering what had happened Why did the sisters split up Had they really not seen each other in 60 years Would the bond between them ever be mended How different were their lives All those questions made me read the book very fast And gradually all those questions were answered Only the end of the book was very abrupt I didn t really like it I wanted to read about the lives of Anna and Lotte Another thing that could have been better was the description of Lotte s life We get to know a lot about Anna The life of Lotte, on the other hand, is often described very fast without all the details I wanted This could have been done a little better.I think the book was very good It showed us the second world war from two totally different perspectives I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something about the second world war seen from the eyes of normal people.

  9. says:

    I vacationed in The Netherlands a few years ago It amazed me how the memories of WWII and the German occupation still hung in the air We were dining in a restaurant on Liberation Day and the locals actually soluted us I was astounded This wonderfully written novel underscores the animosity between the Dutch and the Germans by telling the story of fraternal twins separated at the age of 5 One then grows up in Germany and the other in the Netherlands They meet nearly 70 years later and relay the story of each other s lives, particularly during the war The underlying question is how the citizens of Germany could allow the holocaust to happen The book does not dwell on the plights of the Jewish people but rather the differences of viewpoints between everyday citizens It kept me engaged throughout and only dragged a bit when the German sister tells of her long march I had tears in my eyes as I finished the last page This book definitely deserves a wider U.S audience.

  10. says:

    One of the best books I ve ever read It will stay with me for a long time The author is Dutch and few of her books have been translated but I ordered what I could find This one is about German born twins separated at 6 years because of the death of both parents One is taken by her German relatives and the other is taken by her Dutch relatives They experienced very different wars They meet again in their 70s at Spa in Belgium and relate their life stories to each other You can sympathize with both Riveting

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