‘The Traitor’s Daughter’ evokes a powerful parallel with the Russian masterpiece, ‘Dr. Zhivago’ for leading German historian and film consultant, Dr. Thomas Weber. By

‘The Traitor’s Daughter’ evokes a powerful parallel with the Russian masterpiece, ‘Dr. Zhivago’ for leading German historian and film consultant, Dr. Thomas Weber.

‘The Traitor’s Daughter’ is not just an intriguing story, reminiscent of epic narratives about what war does to the fabric of human life and civilization, such as we all know from Boris Pasternak’s masterwork ‘Dr Zhivago’. It is also a haunting exploration into who were are.”

Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 5.52.13 PM“There is a saying that our lives last three hundred years. They begin one hundred years before our births and end a hundred years after our passing, because the people (and their actions) of that period either determine who we are or we determine them. Yet the perpetrators and victims alike of the darkest chapter of Europe’s 20th century for decades after the war were unable to speak about their experiences. We saw them, we witnessed them, we loved them, sometime we did not like them. But they always left a mark on us, they made us. Yet we did not really understand who they were. And we thus do not really understand who we are.”

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‘The Traitor’s Daughter’ thus is a moving personal exploration of Roxana Spicer into who she is, and by extension who we all are. It is at once a story about Roxana’s mother Agnes and about how the Second World War still determines who we are, sometimes without us really realising:  all across the Western World, both in the Western hemisphere and in Europe and Eurasia from the Atlantic to the Pacific.”

Dr. Thomas Weber: March 5, 2014

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 Dr. Thomas Weber’s book, “Hitler’s First War”  is currently being made into a German TV series  http://www.amazon.com/Hitlers-First-War-Hitler-Regiment/dp/0199226385. He was also consulted by German TV’s ZDF after its highly rated but controversial series “Our Mothers, Our Fathers” aired in Europe. Dr. Weber has joined the international detective story to help piece together the missing thousand days of my mother’s life at the hands of the Nazis. By coincidence, he was born less than 100 kilometers away from Bad Salzuflen, where Mom worked as one of Hitler’s Slaves from March 1944 to May, 1945.

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