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The Hollow Bones
The Hollow Bones | Leah Kaminsky
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'I remember you once told me about mockingbirds and their special talents for mimicry. They steal the songs from others, you said. I want to ask you this: how were our own songs stolen from us, the notes dispersed, while our faces were turned away?' Berlin, 1936. Ernst Schfer, a young, ambitious zoologist and keen hunter and collector, has come to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains of Tibet. Their secret mission: to search for the origins of the Aryan race. Ernst has doubts initially, but soon seizes the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the Third Reich. While Ernst prepares for the trip, he marries Herta, his childhood sweetheart. But Herta, a flautist who refuses to play from the songbook of womanhood and marriage under the Reich, grows increasingly suspicious of Ernst and his expedition. When Ernst and his colleagues finally leave Germany in 1938, they realise the world has its eyes fixed on the horror they have left behind in their homeland. A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime's little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold ambition.
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AntoinetteBuchanan
The Hollow Bones | Leah Kaminsky
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Scientist prostitutes his profession for advancement with the Third Reich. Got it. He‘s an ambitious and unpleasant brute whose “discoveries” underly the racial cleansing policies of Hitler. Quite how the voice of a taxidermed panda aids the plot is beyond me. Not worth finishing.

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tammysue
The Hollow Bones | Leah Kaminsky
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5 ☆ AMAZING!!! The Hollow Bones is a sinister drama based on one of the Nazi regimes little known villains, zoologist Ernst Schafer. Ernst is sent by Heinrich Himmler to Tibet in search of their ancient warrior race; to prove the Aryan race emerged from a great cosmic battle between fire + ice. This is much MUCH different than any other WWll story I‘ve read. A fascinating story I highly recommend!

Tamra Wow, that is a unique storyline! Will check it out. 8mo
tammysue @Tamra There‘s so much more I wanted to say about it but ran out of space. It‘s a fast paced, quick read I know you‘ll really enjoy. It‘s excellent! 8mo
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Lizpixie
The Hollow Bones | Leah Kaminsky
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#BookMail Pt9 This is a new release by Australian author Kaminsky set in 1938 Berlin. It tells the story of little known Nazi, Ernst Schaffer who was originally tasked to take Himmler to the Tibetan mountains to look for the source of the Aryan race. Celebrated on his return to Germany, his life takes a downturn when his wife flees the regime & he‘s sent to Dachau to film the inhumane experiments done on the poor prisoners.

JennyM I was just reading about this one...it sounds awesome but harrowing (edited) 9mo
DrJAdMerricksson Love that cover! 9mo
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