Telling a story that describes a persons life is one thing, but the story is harder to tell others when a person loses everything and person they ever knew or loved. The Moon Was My Witness is the life story of Abraham Levy, and he holds nothing back when he tells how the Nazi’s tried to end his entire families resistance.
Before Reading Know This
Books are either fiction or nonfiction, and if a person has never heard of an occurrence this does not make it a made up story. People endure trials and tribulations in life, but it is up to them to choose a successful path. This book is a true story that will possibly brings tears to an individual’s eyes or cause there stomach to turn in disgust. During the time period of this story Germans ruled the authors home and destinations; after they were defeated not many were left or had the courage to express their emotions as this author.
Taken From The Lioness
Levy describes how he was forced away from his mother at only the age of eight. He doesn’t know exactly what happened to all of his family members, but he does remember his mother fighting like a lioness to protect her only cubs. They could hear the Germans approaching closer to them, and there was no way to escape. At such a young age Abraham had to suddenly become a man, so he would not have to face a ruthless death like his other family members.
Eat Or Become A Musalman
The survivors of the Nazi rule were those who had muscles, strength, and endurance to overcome their daily challenges. At a young age Abraham had to show he had strength of a man or face his death. Those who were in concentration camps were given bread, but there are those who fiened for a cigarette puff and traded their food. The bread supplied nutrients for the body, while cigarettes only made one weaker. Musalmans were those who chose the cigarette instead of trying to make their body stronger with food for their next obstacle in life.
Sabotaging A Commanders Motorcycle
No person who has sabotaged a commanders vehicle has lived to tell their story, except Abraham. When he accidentally made this mistake it was an immediate regret. Abraham was only a teenager, but because he was strong had earned the an advancement to work in the car workshop. Someone gave him the duty to clean the S.S. commanders motorcycle, and he was left looking death in the face again. It was an honest mistake of an uneducated child, but Abraham’s destiny laid in the hands of the commander only.
Someone Saved Him Again
He didn’t die, but their were more trials he had to face after speaking to the S.S. commander with his eyes. The Russians began freeing those in concentration camps, but this was another test of only the strong survive. Muscles did not mean a thing, because those Abraham looked up to were not strong enough to make it. No matter the day, someone died, and if they survived the Germans were trying to trick them so they could face death. People were shot, starved, and then poisoned, but luckily there was a higher power who decided Abraham’s fate.
A Soul Crushing Trip Down Memory Lane
Abraham suffered during his younger years and some of his adulthood, but through it all he survived. He was able to once again see the home were all his family once lived, but was not able to enter. He remembers every day as if it were yesterday. Yet and still there is no way to bring back those he lost. The Nazi reign ended years ago, but it takes a strong minded person to relive the memories that stir around in Abraham’s mind. He had courage and strong belief that he could survive, and by writing this book he informs, everyone he knew is now gone and the moon is his only witness.