Welcome to our stop along the Pump Up Your Book Virtual Tour for Henry Massie's new book, Felice's Worlds!
FIRST SHE ESCAPED THE HOLOCAUST AND THE POVERTY OF THE SHTETL. AFTER THAT, SHE MOVED IN MANY WORLDS. AND IN EVERY ONE SHE MADE HER MARK.
Felice Massie was a student in France, caught up in the horrors of Naziism when she was 20 years old. Cut off by the war from her family living in a small village in Poland, she shifted from one country to another attempting to find a home for herself and a means to rescue her parents, brother and sister. As the Holocaust descended on her shtetl, she arrived penniless in America. Over time she raised a family and amassed one of foremost collections of American modern art. Her boldness and resilience became a beacon of hope and inspiration for others.
5 OF 5 FELICE'S WORLDS
Felice's Worlds is an excellent Memoir written by her son. I really enjoyed reading about her life and the time she grew up in. I don't think people really understand the depravity The Holocaust caused. This is a story of a women's survival in that time and how she kept going in spite of every obstacle. When life threw her lemons she just made lemonade.
She traveled around the world looking for a home where she could provide for her family and save her parents and siblings from the horror they were under. Along the way she met and married and had a family of her own. She is known for her Modern Art collection that she collected on all her journeys.
Her son has done an excellent job describing the things she went through and the places she was at at the time things were happening. I can't even begin to imagine going through something like that and surviving. But she did and it is through her eyes that we get to see just how strong a woman can be when faced with obstacles.
Read this book because it is a journey into the unknown and it has so many ups and downs it will leave you breathless in the end!
Dr. Henry Massie is a psychiatrist, award-winning author, and pioneering researcher in the field of autism. FELICE'S WORLDS--From the Holocaust to the Halls of Modern Art, is the a memoir and biography of his mother, a brilliant and beautiful woman who participated in many of the most critical periods of the 20th Century.
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