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The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers

The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers By Harry Bernstein JohnLee The Invisible Wall A Love Story That Broke Barriers An invisible wall ran down the center of the street dividing the Jewish families from the Christians But when Harrys older sister fell for the boy across the street he became their secret go between

  • Title: The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers
  • Author: Harry Bernstein JohnLee
  • ISBN: 9781433239076
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Audio
  • The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers By Harry Bernstein JohnLee An invisible wall ran down the center of the street, dividing the Jewish families from the Christians But when Harrys older sister fell for the boy across the street, he became their secret go between across the great divide This is the enchanting true story of a forbidden love affair that broke down social walls.
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    1. Jill on said:

      I LOVE YOU, HARRY Phew what a great book I haven t been that engrossed in I don t know how long If I grew up with a such a bastard of a father, and bitch of a sister I hate you Rose , I would haveI don t know what I would have done but it wouldn t have been pretty.Harry is able to convey all of the emotions attached to living on a 1 2 Jewish, 1 2 Christian street all that you d expect and When Lily s father drags her, by her hair, to the factory, thwarting her dream of becoming a teacher, I wan [...]

    2. David on said:

      Harry Bernstein was 93 years old when he wrote this tender memoir about his childhood in Manchester, England in the years surrounding World War I He narrates his family s story from a child s point of view growing up in a poor, working class neighborhood The Jewish families lived on one side of the street, and the Christians on the other with an invisible wall between While they avoided the violence that would later oppress the Jews, they suffered persecution in subtle ways schoolyard anti Semi [...]

    3. Judi Anne on said:

      This memoir was started when Harry Bernstein was 93 and was published in 2007 when he was 96 It is the fascinating story, that reads like a novel, of his young life during World War One In a small mill town in Lancashire, England, Harry s selfless mother works hard to keep food on the table and shoes on the children His gambling father has an angry and abusive manner that makes matters worse for the entire family They live on the Jewish side of a cobblestone street facing the Christians on the o [...]

    4. Jean on said:

      I found out about this book through my mother in law who knew Harry Bernstein as they lived in the same community in Brick, NJ She obtained a signed copy for me, for which I am very grateful This is a wonderful love story and it s true Sort of a Romeo and Juliet I guess One of the most amazing things about this book was that he wrote it in his late 90 s he died at the age of 101 and the details he remembers He tells his life story as a Jewish boy growing up in England in the early 1900 s when th [...]

    5. Jan Rice on said:

      Here s the setup Jews live on one side of the street and Christians on the other, and never the twain shall meet, in a town in England 100 years ago A memoir, a cross cultural love story ahead of its time.The narrator and author is Harry Bernstein, born in 1910 and four year old at the start His side of the street is populated by families of recent immigrants escaping the pogroms in Eastern Europe On his side of the street, the fathers toil in tailoring shops The Christians on the other side are [...]

    6. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      This is my 3rd book in this genre memoirs, specifically boy s and I am becoming fond of it Few years ago, Tata J told me to read ANGELA S ASHES by the late Frank McCourt and it remains one of my all time favorite books Then early this year, he also lend me TOAST by Nigel Slater which I also found amazing 5 stars Now, how could I not like THE INVISIBLE WALL by Harry Bernstein It is a lot better than the latter having a serious theme anti Jews and poignant having two tragic love stories between [...]

    7. Margaret Crampton on said:

      This is a brilliant book written when the author was in his nineties and writtenAs well through the eyes of child The detail and sense of place and understanding of complex relationships is remarkable That he could remember his youth and childhood in such detail to paint such a vivid picture of bygone times of the backstreets of Manchester, the poverty, harshness anti Semitism, cruelty and triumph of love and humanity agains such odds is outstanding This is one of the best books I have read this [...]

    8. Ubik 2.0 on said:

      and no religion tooSpira un aria alquanto antiquata dalle pagine di questo romanzo e non tanto per l ambientazione negli anni 10 del secolo scorso, quanto per lo stile risolutamente lineare, un po manierato e virato seppia, che fa dell approccio semplice alle vicissitudini quotidiane di una famiglia del proletariato inglese, con troppi figli e pochi denari, una delle sue due cifre principali L altra risiede nella metafora portante, enunciata fin dal titolo e sottolineata lungo tutto il racconto [...]

    9. Chrissie on said:

      There is an overwhelming sense of nostalgie and melancholy throughout the entire book The tone is too sombre for my tastes The author, in his nineties looks back at his childhood in a small Lancashire village outside Manchester More specifcally the book is about the invisible wall between the Jews living on one side and the Christians living on the other side The book starts when the author is four and is centered around his older sister s love for a Christian boy on the other side of the street [...]

    10. Connie on said:

      The Invisible Wall A Love Story That Broke Barriers is a wonderful memoir written about growing up in the mill town of Manchester, England, in the early 20th Century The author s family lived on the Jewish side of a narrow street while Christians lived on the other side, separated by an invisible wall Harry s father is a tailor who drinks up most of his wages while his mother works hard at home, dreaming of a better future for her children The Jews and the Christians rarely interacted socially, [...]

    11. Kathleen on said:

      Harry has a hard life Jewish and poor in England around WWI in a truly dysfunctional family Little things bring him joy, many things in his life are scary Each chapter provides a snapshot of the divided street, Jews on one side, Christians on the other Harry paints a great picture of times gone by with horses, outhouses, and yet people warring against one another One wonders how things have changed in the last century, when many considered WWI, the war to end all wars I could identify with being [...]

    12. MonicaEmme on said:

      Da due mesi faccio parte del gruppo di lettura del mio paese, che, per , si formato circa tre anni fa, a mia insaputa, cos , ora, sto cercando di recuperare una delle loro letture precedenti Ho scoperto solo alla fine, documentandomi sull autore, che il libro autobiografico Narra le vicende della sua vita da quando ha cinque anni all adolescenza Erano gli unici, nella nostra strada, possedere un grammofono, e lasciavano la porta di casa aperta perch tutti lo potessero ascoltare Questa frase, pre [...]

    13. Sally68 on said:

      ry Appena finito di leggerlo, solo una parolallo Harry, Lily, Arthur, sono solo alcuni dei nomi dei personaggi di questo libro che ho racchiuso nel mio cuore, per non dimenticare la signora Bernstein, grande donna.E ancora una volta sono le donne a essere grandi protagoniste, questa mamma, che siritrova da sola a dover crescere e mandare avanti un intera famiglia, ben 6 figli, instancabile, fiera e coraggiosa e salda nei suoi principi.Siamo agli inizi del 1900 poco prima che scoppi la prima guer [...]

    14. Darcy Gregg on said:

      Can t say enough about this book, I couldn t wait to read it, then I found it hard to put down and thought about while not reading it and now I m done can t wait to get my hands on the sequel Thank you Harry for writing these wonderful stories and making us believe we can accomplish amazing things, even in our 90 s I know these books are based on his childhood which makes them all the riveting I m very glad I ve bought my own copy, its a re read for sure His mother is amazing and his love for h [...]

    15. Myla on said:

      I kept thinking of Call the Midwife and Angela s Ashesnd of a mash up, but with Jews and Catholics instead I liked it, it was a quick listen, not quite as tragic, but I think that s because he didn t write it with that focus It was interesting that he lived through both wars, but didn t personally serve in either Very interesting childhood.

    16. Melissa on said:

      You are never too old to tell your story.And at the age of 96, Harry Bernstein did just that.Growing up in Manchester, England on the eve of World War I, Harry details in stunning prose the invisible wall that divides his neighborhood that of Christians on one side and Jews on the other His father a drunk, and his mother providing for 5 children eventually 6 , Harry s childhood was filled with poverty, depravity, and neglect, but also a genuine amount of love.More often than not, neither side of [...]

    17. Analee Harris on said:

      I loved this book Although it is a memoir it was an easy read and felt like a novel which made it even enjoyable for me It was educational for me to learn about the prejudices between Jewish and Christian neighbors through WWI era in England I also found it humanizing in being able to see that despite cultural religious difference people are very much the same in their basic desires and needs It made me contemplate my own actions and thoughts towards others who seem different from me on the o [...]

    18. Becky on said:

      I think I read that someone called this book a sweet memoir it is not that It also does not seem to be a love story that broke barriers as we are only just barely acquainted with the love story What it is is a story of poverty, abuse, and a time and place where religious divisions took place The good or interesting parts of the book included details about Jewish life that I didn t know about, like having a fire goy, the rather sweet relationship between Harry and his mother, and that a portion o [...]

    19. Amy on said:

      This is a truly charming misery memoir that ends with hope There are several things that amaze me about this book 1 That Harry Bernstein had a keen enough mind and talent to write a book when he was 93 years old published when he was 96.2 That Harry Bernstein had a keen enough mind to recall memories from the age of four or earlier I guess I always thought that our early childhood memories would fade with time, especially after several decades I suppose those experiences can be so poignant that [...]

    20. Margaret on said:

      An incredibly touching and tragic memoir published when the author was in his 90s, but telling the experiences he had as a young boy growing up as a Jew in England just before and after World War I The Invisible Wall refers to the street on which he lived Jews lived on one side, Christians on the other In the prologue, author Harry Bernstein says, It was a quiet little street, hardly noticeable among all the other larger streets, but what distinguished it from all the others was the fact that we [...]

    21. Melanie on said:

      This book is the first in a series of memoires and was published when the author was 96 an astounding 92 years after the book itself begins And not only was this book an interesting look at life in small town Yorkshire in the early 20th century, showing a whole host of difficulties which were everyday life for the majority of the population back then, but it also pulls you in and makes you truly care for the characters.Then, in the last few pages, it stomps all over your heart.But in spite of th [...]

    22. Michelle on said:

      Apart from being a fascinating glimpse into the religion barriers that shaped an early twentieth century impoverished British industrial community, the narration is surprisingly innocent and pure Bernstein, writing in his 90s, remembers a past almost a century old Yet his five year old self paints a story in such beautifully refreshing tones that the tragedies of want, fear, bitterness, and betrayal are tempered with the hopeful view of childhood Not to say that the tragic parts of the memoir ar [...]

    23. Valerie Campbell Ackroyd on said:

      My grandfather came from a Lancashire mill town and so I was immediately drawn into Bernstein s description of life there I felt that I was sitting at his knee, listening as he told story after story about growing up Some of the stories would break off suddenly like the story of Florrie and Mrs Green s great fight and Bernstein would go off onto another story Much like an elderly person reminiscing Which, for me, made the book all the poignant Bernstein s point of view, as a young boy growing u [...]

    24. Nikie Elwood on said:

      I thought this book was beautiful, poignant, tragic and melancholy all wrapped together in this memoir by 93 year at the time of its writing old Harry Bernstein He recounts his life in a poor, working class neighborhood near Manchester, England in the early 1900 s He tells of growing up Jewish with the invisible wall being the street that divides them from the Christians on the other side It s a story of a dysfunctional family, of bigotry that cuts both ways, of World War I, love and forgiveness [...]

    25. Jimmy Jones on said:

      I enjoyed the book immensely, but it was constantly disturbing and challenging The book deals with a neighborhood with Christians and Jews living on different sides of the street in a poor section of an English town Many difficulties, adventures and conflicts arise throughout the book I am trying not to give too much away A final comment Those of us who have strong faith and beliefs struggle with those who have different beliefs that are just as strong Read the book

    26. Michael Decamp on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this look into the life of a young boy and the culture of his impoverished Jewish family in the Pre and post WW1 England Wondrously well written and intriguing, it grabbed my heart and hung on I would recommend this book to anyone who loves history and learning the viewpoints of those who have been raised in another time or another culture It is a memoir that reads like a novel.

    27. Kimberly on said:

      Definitely worth reading A memoir about a little Jewish boy in England during WWI His side of the street is Jewish and the other side is Christian The Jews and Christians lives do mix in some respects they go to the same school, shop at the same candy store but are completely separate in other respects The major plot development is when Harry s older sister falls in love with a Christian boy A very well written book A meaningful story.

    28. Terris on said:

      I loved this amazing story written by a 96 year old man his first book He tells the story of his family living in a village in England in the early 1900 s, in which the people who lived on one side of the street were Christian and the people living on the other side were Jewish Therein lies the invisible wall His family was Jewish He tells of some of the persecution the Jewish families endured in the neighborhood, and he and his friends at school But the major part of the story was about his fam [...]

    29. Kristen on said:

      This book reminded me of Angela s Ashes in so many ways only this time a poor Jewish family in England instead of a poor Catholic family in Ireland Bernstein writes about his childhood street in a small English mill town one side Jewish, one side Christian during World War I Amazingly, he finally wrote his story at ninety six years old How he remembered such vivid details is beyond me I can hardly remember what I did yesterday So much of the story is tragic the cruel alcoholic father, the povert [...]

    30. Marianne Franks on said:

      This is hard for me to rate I liked it when I was listening but it took me about 3 months to finish I could NOT get into it for some reason.

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