The Family Affair by Leon Gildin

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Two years ago in Warsaw, Anna had been reunited with the survivors of the Hotel Polski affair, where 25 years earlier the Nazis enticed Jews with the promise of exit visas. Her fellow survivors applauded her courage in testifying against Col. Hauptmann at his war crimes trial. However her obsession with her own treatment and imprisonment at the hotel continues to haunt her.

THE FAMILY AFFAIR, a sequel to THE POLSKI AFFAIR, introduces new members of Anna's family — some bring joy and some bring sorrow. It explores how Anna, her husband Chaim, and her son Sholom interact with each other in the shadow the Hotel Polski casts over them. Revelations both divide and unite the family.

It is some two years since Anna returned from the reunion of the survivors of the Hotel Polski in Warsaw. Although she was applauded for her courage in testufying against Col. Hauptmann at his war crimes trial, her obsession with what took place at the hotel during her period of imprisonment continue to haunt her.

THE FAMILY AFFAIR, a sequel to THE POLSKI AFFAIR, introduces new members of Anna's family, some bringing joy and some bringing sorrow. How Anna, her husband Chaim and her son Sholom interact not only with each other but with the new situations in which they find themselves results in explosive revelations that both divide and unite the family for years to come.
 

About Leon Gildin

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Gildin is a New York lawyer who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 40 years, as counsel to actors, writers, and composers.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Diamond River Books. 257 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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but keep her in bondage of regret until she is given the chance to return to the scene of the crime and participate in the War Crimes Trial by testifying against the very man who kept her captive, but who then also freed her and her husband.

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