The Smallest Crack: Book One in A Holocaust Story Series

The Smallest Crack: Book One in A Holocaust Story Series Review

1933 Berlin, Germany

The son of a rebbe, Eli Kaetzel, and his beautiful but timid wife, Rebecca, find themselves in danger as Hitler rises to power. Eli knows that their only chance for survival may lie in the hands of Gretchen, a spirited Aryan girl. However, the forbidden and dangerous friendship between Eli and Gretchen has been a secret until now. Because, for Eli, if it is discovered that he has been keeping company with a woman other than his wife it will bring shame to him and his family. For Gretchen her friendship with a Jew is forbidden by law and could cost her, her life.

Title:The Smallest Crack: Book One in A Holocaust Story Series

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  • Derek Sanderson

    Very compelling read! There's no doubt that Roberta Kagan tells great stories. I have not read all her holocaust-themed books, as I can only bear so much of that unspeakable time in history. But those...

  • Judy

    the reason i gave this book such a low rating despite that fact that i liked it while i was reading... is, because, this author "knew" from page 1 that she was going to make this a 2 part book. i wish...

  • Shirley

    So it beginsEli marries a good Jewish girl picked by his parents as he is raised to do. He is kind to Rebecca, but he loves a Christian girl named Gretchen. When bullies visit his neighborhood and ter...

  • Dory

    Over too soon.That is the negative, over too soon. I have read all of Roberta's books at least once. I love that she is so dedicated to educate us without us even being aware of that. I love reading a...

  • Janet T. Neiss

    The smallest crack leads to the deepest canyon by intermarrying or having children outside of the Jewish faith. This is called breaking the golden chain. This has led to horrendous results during the ...

  • Linda

    I have read pretty much all of Roberta Kagans WW2 (Holocaust) stories. This once delves deeply into the faith of Hasidic Judaism. I found it very interesting and learned much about a different type of...

  • Amy

    The Smallest Crack is my first introduction to Roberta Kagans A Holocaust Story Series. I thought this was a great read. I look forward to reading to the next book in the series. Four stars. I receive...

  • Rosalie Sambuco

    The Smallest CrackAn excellent beginning for this series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book & I am trying to find book 2. This is my first book by this author but I plan to add her to my favorite list....

  • denise

    Smallest CrackOh Roberta, you have done it again! I have a love hate relationship with Roberta Kagan books. I love everything she has written, but hate to see the book end. This book is no different, ...

  • Karen Powell

    Horrible!!!!What the hell????? The book leads you on and then just stops with no explanation!!!!! This is the lamest stunt an author can do to get you to read the next book. Sorry, not sorry!...