Those who accepted their seemingly generous offer over the Romany's
usual winter quarters of the wilds of the forests were never heard from again
– gone on the trains to their last stops at Auschwitz and Krakow.
Such was the Nazi fervor to eliminate any and every race that wasn't
blonde-haired and blue-eyed…
But some of the Romany joined forces with the renegade Jews
of the Resistance and vowed never to give up until Hitler and his bunch of sadistic
thugs had been run off the face of the Earth. Christian Stearn wasn't a Jew or a Rom…
He was simply a Norwegian who didn't like to stand idly by while the bigger,
stronger and meaner kids in the play yard beat up on their weaker classmates.
He'd always been like that for as long as he could remember.
So, he'd used every bit of the persuasion of his "Aryan looks", his inheritance
and his father's influence to help as many Jews as he could out of Germany before
they, too, ended up as camp neighbors to the Romany…
On that horrible day when he was caught by the Storm Troopers, however,
he saw her for the first time.
He saw her huge, dark (almost black) eyes watching
as the S.S. beat him intosubmission before dragging him off to the local police
precinct and its torture chambers below.
Then, after suffering only the beginning of the brutal tortures they had in mind
for him, she'd come to the window of his jail cell
-- bringing food, water and the reassurance that her people would
be there soon to help him escape.
Fearless, brazen and disguised as Nazis of high rank, her people did come and,
soon, he was riding for his life on a swift Gypsy pony -- deep into the forest and
the stronghold of the cell of Romany freedom fighters.
There he made his decision: To continue fighting against these
Nazi monsters, despite the danger, hoping to win her heart -- "The Heart of a Gypsy".
"The Heart of a Gypsy" is a thrilling, shocking and sometimes incredibly
tender story of two young people caught up in the tragedy
and horror of Nazi Germany.
Roberta Kagan's characters are multi-dimensional and deserving of our empathy.
We want to see them succeed -- even in the face of incredibly stacked odds.
The book is available in Kindle format on Amazon.com at: http://amzn.to/TetwiA