Essay on “Family Secrets”
Little Philip had always dreamed about the elder brother. This desire was so strong that one day he simply invented, even knowing that the brother really existed …
So begins the novel by the famous French psychoanalyst Philippe Grimbera “family secret.” This small volume book tells the tragic story of a Jewish family that had experienced horrors of the Holocaust.
From the old and faithful family friends boy learns that once his father had another wife and son, who, unlike from it he was born strong and was proud of his father. Until one day tragedy struck.
The ideal family history, created in the imagination of the boy mercilessly crashed against reality. But it makes it stronger. Turns from weak boy teenager in a real man. He begins to understand his father and mother better, trying to help them, took off their shoulders unbearable burden of secrecy. Only it’s too late. Father took upon himself the burden of guilt is too strong, and the mother suffered all these years. Every minute of waiting, they can return to the first wife and the son of her husband … p>
The story is told brief but very succinct sentences. The novel is read in one breath and leaves a sea of emotions. Probably not in vain psychoanalyst author of the work. He skillfully reveals the images and shows the feelings of all the characters, despite the fact that the volume of work, as I wrote, is quite small. Now really want to see the film based on this novel.
Perhaps no book about World War II can not leave the reader indifferent. All your problems at once seem so small and insignificant compared to what people had to go through back then. Their courage is impossible not to admire. They gave us life and peaceful sky over your head for years to come. By reading these books, it is impossible not to think.
With regard to the Holocaust is, I never could, and can not understand it. For me it does not matter what nationality people. We are all humans!