Max Hirshfeld

While there have been many books about the Holocaust, Max Hirshfeld’s book, “Sweet Noise: Love in Wartime” (Damiani, 2019) is a uniquely intimate and personal one. The first part of the book introduces us to Hirshfeld’s mother and father, both Holocaust survivors, through letters they wrote to each other. In the second part of the book, Hirshfeld takes us with him on a journey made with his mother back to Poland as she attempted to find some closure to the traumatic events she endured. The combination of these two parts gives us an incredibly intimate insight into one of the most horrific events ever to occur.