[Book Review] Private Good Luck by Sherwin Gluck

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By Sherwin Gluck

After two years of navigating red tape, four siblings found their way out of Hungary and into the United States in 1940. Shortly after arriving to freedom, the youngest brother finds himself in the army, fighting to defend his American dream.

This is a heartfelt and emotional story of the Jewish experience of escaping Europe and finding a new beginning in the United States. The story is told in wonderful detail supported by a large number of inserts including documents and photos, which helped bring the story to life. I especially enjoyed the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty and what it represented. This is a beautifully written memoir that will keep you engaged from beginning to end.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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