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The Hollow Bones World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience The F hrer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich And rightly so We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true building blocks of the universe, not those imaginary atoms You, young man, will travel to Tibet to head into the bowels of the earth where Fire and Ice went to war, and the ancestors of the German Volk emerged triumphant as Sonnenmenschen Perfect beings, as radiant as the sun The Hollow Bones tells one of the most unique and sinister tales of WWII that I have ever read It s utterly compelling and profoundly thought provoking It pulled me in so many directions, and even when I thought that something was either black or white, the prism would shift and all of a sudden shades of grey would seep in and collapse my convictions We are men of science, not followers of fairy tale and superstition This notion of a lost civilisation of Atlantis rising up somewhe Part of him ached to escape from trying to be a perfect husband, a studious scientist, a spotless officer of the Reich Tibet, like a sultry mistress, waited in the background, beckoning him irrevocably towards her seductive terrain They were each so different and yet the same He had carved out who he was in nature, whereas she preferred to disappear in its folds, melting into its beauty The Hollow Bones is a tale of love, ambition, passion, madness, and carnage It begins with the love story Remember that kid you had a crush on way back when Every fiber of you wanted to be with that kid, without at all knowing what that really meant You were sympatico, though your interests might have been different He or she was kind, caring, had your back You were friends, without the benefits that are reserved for later in life But that childhood soul mate is sent away as a young teen and it is years before you see each other again Then, the day arrives You are both in your twenties Your bestie is now a big deal scientist, a published author, an explorer And you project onto him her all the feelings and perceptions that you preserved from your childhood friendship And so it is when Herta Volz, enrolled in a Berlin conservatory, mastering the flute, re meets Ernst Sch fer, a Some Enchanted Evening moment, but without, you know, actually being strangers Ernst Sch fer Image from ABC AustraliaErnst, a zoologist, has done quite well for himself He has been working on hi The Hollow Bones is the fictionalized tale of Ernst Sch fer, an ambitions zoologist, renowned ornithologist explorer, hunter and scientist Based on true events, this book examines his career, his relationship and Marriage to his wife, Herta, and how he gains the attention of Heinrich Himmler In the 1930 s he joins Himmler s SS for specimen collecting opportunities in Tibet Himmler, a believer in the world ice theory, admires Sch fer and his accomplishments The trip to Tibet is interesting, heartbreaking the killing of a panda encased in glass in Philadelphia who tells its own tale and explores one man s obsession quest drive for scientific research fueled by his need for knowledge, power, arrogance and drive.The book is just not about Ernst The book is also about his wife, Herta, who was his childhood friend and grows to love him as an adult She is a kind sweet woman with an affinity for music She was the bright light in this novel She must learn how to be a good Nazi wife even if she does not agree with their all of their propaganda She must not only learn the rules she must follow them and live them She gives up a lot to be his wife and watches as her husband changes She still sees the good in him even as the reader watches as he changes page by pageWatching him speak so animatedly to his fellow hunters, she saw a side of her husband I want to forget the darkness and remember only the good illusion is such a temptress It won t be long before we will both float weightlessly, unmoored, our bones hollow like the birds 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 SS Sturmbannf hrer Ernst Sch fer is a man of destiny He is determined to be a man who leaves his mark on history Failure is not an option and anything or anyone who keeps him from achieving his goals will have to be eliminated His wife Herta Volz is a childhood sweetheart who will always see Ernst as a sweet boy, even as he grows into a demanding man filled with rage and brainwashed by the Nazi belief in the Superman He is a hunter even so than he is a scientist He can see the beauty in the flight of a bird, but at the same time he knows, godlike, that he can bring that beauty crashing to earth He decides if that bird lives or dies, and he revels in it Ernst wants nothing than to go back to Tibet to be seduced once by the wild beauty, but also to bend it to his own design As Herta points out to himYou will never be able to see the real Tibet, Ernst You are too busy dissecting it His ticket It is always shocking and amazing how many people escaped punishment for their vile and heinous crimes during World War 2 In both the Nazi movement and that of the Japanese empire, there were many allowed to go unpunished, some with just a slight slap on their wrist who then went out and were able to lead normal lives Sometimes, it was luck, a clandestine escape, but on most occasions sadly, there were political motivations The bottom line was these people were able to lead their lives while those they exterminated, harmed, and persecuted did not 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 In the book The Hollow Bones, Leah Kaminsky introduces the reader to Ernst Schaefer, a zoologist, whose main point of study was birds Ernst caught the attention of Heinrich Himmler Thrilled with the recognition and being a zealous man, Ernst gladly joins the SS and is soon scheduled to lead an expedition to Tibet It is fairly well know that the Nazi leaders particularly Himmler, were fixated on the occult and the origins of the Aryan race, convinced that their roots might have been in Tibet Leaving the rising tensions at home, as well as a new wife, Herta, Ernst and company head out on their mission The world was due to explode shor This was a 4 rounded down to a 4 because I thought the flow was at times disjointed, but that in no way detracts from my admiration for this author and the work and heart that she put into this book I also found the ending to be somewhat abrupt.It has been about a week since I finished reading this book and I m still having problems summarizing the novel I have read many, many books about WWII and all of Hitler s atrocities but have never heard the name of the Ernst Shafer He was a hunter, collector and zoologist specializing in ornithology As the novel begins we are introduced to Ernst and his childhood friend and then wife Herta, who, throughout the novel notices how much Ernst changes When they were young they would often go on adventures in nature and he would show her bird s feathers and pointed out various animals and vegetation As he got older he became obsessed with his hunting and collecting Why can t you just be proud of me, Herta Proud of what exactly She brushed him off I can t admire the violent deaths of your precious birds.Ernst is already well known when Heinrich Himmler appoints him to head up an expedition to Tibet He is convinced that it is 5 Wow I enjoy reading historical fiction in and around the WWll era and I have to say this is much MUCH different than any other story I ve read.The Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain, zoologist Ernst Schafer German part Jewish Yes Jewish, if you can believe that A hunter, collector, specializing in rare Tibetan birds Ernst is invited by Heinrich Himmler to lead a team of SS scientists into Tibet to uncover their ancestral German heritage Hitler himself believes their pure German blood comes from an ancient warrior race born in the foothills of the Tibetan Himalayas that the Aryan race emerged from a great cosmic battle between fire ice World Ice Theory is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, overthrowing that madman Einstein and his Jewish pseudoscience The Fu hrer has at last accepted it as the scientific platform of the Reich And rightly so We know the truth now, that ice crystals are the true building blocks of the universe, not those imaginary atoms Heinrich HimmlerWhile preparing for his upcoming trip, he marries his childhood sweetheart Herta who s now seeing a different person emerge in Ernst She thinks back in time to when they we 2.5 stars The Hollow Bones is a fictionalised novel about Ernst Schafer, a German explorer and a zoologist specialised in ornithology, who was also in the SS before and during the WWII.I was keenly anticipating reading Kaminsky s sopho novel, as I loved her debut The Waiting Room.Unfortunately, this novel lacked cohesiveness, as it had two different story arcs one was the story of Schafer and his first wife, Herta, the other, focused mainly on Schafer s professional life, his explorations in Tibet and other parts of the world The first part of the novel, which introduced the newly married couple, Herta and Ernst Schafer, was enjoyable, especially, Herta s point of view In saying all that, throughout the entire novel, I could see the author, I could smell contemporary attitudes, as through Herta we were seeing the right path , what was right and what was wrong, which to me, it feels a bit revisionistic, a problem encountered in many historical novels, obvious in some novels than others As if things weren t disjointed enough, there is also a dead panda, whose soliloquies pop up now and then Even though those passages were well written, they felt preachy and gimmicky, not to mention they broke the flow of the story.A great chunk of this novel is dedicated to Schafer and his hunting exploits in order to collect animals for Himler and not only The details of the tracking, explorations and the descriptions of hunting the animals and pre I want to forget the darkness and remember only the good illusion is such a temptress It won t be long before we will both float weightlessly, unmoored, our bones hollow like the birds 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 awayWritten with esoteric knowledge and poetical prowess, Kaminsky conjures forth a cautionary tale that analyses human nature vis vis our own decadence, loyalty, and morality towards the relentless pursuit of our own insatiable ambitions and worldly ideologies Based on true events, The Hollow Bones fictionalises the life of Ernst Sch fer, a great hunter, fearless explorer and respected scientist , in the 1930s with the Third Reich As a renowned ornithologist and a dedicated chronicler of the wild , Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful Nazi leaders during that time and a staunch believer of the World Ice Theory, summons Ernst to lead an all German expedition in search of the great Aryan forebearsYou, young man, will travel t Berlin, 1938 The Eve Of War Ernst Sch Fer, A Young, Ambitious Zoologist, Keen Hunter And Devoted Husband Of The Beautiful Herta, 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 For Sch Fer, The Personal Consequences Of Failure Are Unthinkable, Yet Little Does He Know This Outlandish Expedition Will Become A Prelude To The Unimaginable Horror Soon To Overrun Europe.Using Material Discovered In Field Diaries, Letters, Films, Photographs And Secret Documents, The Novel Tells The Story Behind Sch Fer Through The Eyes Of His Ill Fated Lover, Herta Nazism Proved A Convenient Short Cut To Personal Glory For Sch Fer, Who, Accompanied By A Group Of SS Scientists, Trekked Across Inhospitable, Treacherous Terrain On A Mission To Conduct Experiments To Prove Nordic Heritage In 1939, The Team Was Flown Out Of India On Himmler S Flying Boats Sch Fer Was An Instant Celebrity On His Return To Berlin And, At Just Twenty Eight, He Became One Of The Most Celebrated Men In Hitler S Reich But His World Was About To Change, As Science Was Enlisted For Racial Murder And Himmler Sent Sch Fer To Dachau To Observe And Film Medical Experiments.The Hollow Bones Explores How Quickly Human Relationships And An Affinity With Nature Can Be Buried Under Cold Ambition.


About the Author: Leah Kaminsky

Leah Kaminsky, is a physician and award winning writer Her debut novel The Waiting Room won the Voss Literary Prize and was shortlisted for the Helen Asher Award The Hollow Bones, won the 2019 International Book Awards in both Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Categories The Fish Council will be published in 2020 We re all Going to Die has been described as a joyful book about death.


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