What I’m Reading – Fateless

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on August 13, 2009

in Recommended Reading

In 1975, Imre Kertesz wrote his first novel “Fateless”.  The novel is a semi-autobiographical story about a Hungarian Jewish boy’s experiences in German concentration camps, and his attempts to reconcile himself to those experiences after the war.

Similar to “Deep Survival” discussed by my partner Marilou, “Fateless” is an honest testimony to the depths and resilience of the human spirit. 

In almost every story of survival, the survivors share some common characteristics.  One of the most relevant characteristics that we can apply to our current situation, is the ability to look forward.  Survivors have the unique ability to see what can be, not what might have been. 


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