A great honour for me today. Paulette Mahurin, the award sweeping author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, has featured me on her own blog. Thank you Paulette for your generous support. Coming from a writer like yourself it means a lot. Christoph Fischer

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap


Welcome Christoph Fischer, Author of The Luck of the Weissensteiners. I’m thrilled to have you here and ask a few questions from this great read, one of my favorites of 2012.
Below is our interview, my review and some of his readers showing off the book. (Dog lovers don’t miss the photos of his girls)

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Your book has a title that implies a lucky family. Why did you choose this in the setting of Nazi Germany?


It was during writing that the title came to me and that was when the theme of ‘luck’ as one of the main issues of the book emerged. In war and in persecution, naked survival is already undoubtedly luck, but it is more complicated than that – as the stories of some of my characters hopefully will show. Under extreme circumstances, such as the Nazi period in Germany, many succumb to…

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