I too surfed onto this thread and have signed on only to post probably this one time..
I have read this book and believe Alex’s story!!!
Being Jewish or not isn’t the most important thing and considering what life has handed Alex thus far including the loss of his first family, adopted family also his losing his wife and now Marky too, we first owe him respect and admiration also understanding before criticism!.
Even though some details of Alex’s story are no doubt missing and even if anything recalled is hazy, I do not feel this was on purpose by Alex or Mark and again being Jewish or not doesn’t make the story untrue..
Seriously some here who’ve posted above seem normal and able to look at facts from both sides but others seem somehow vindictive and portraying the idea that those who mention their suffering of the Holocaust but aren’t Jewish must be lying and/or need to keep quiet?.
Jewish, Latvian, Russian, German, American or whatever…who cares as the PERSON, the life they led and decisions they made are what’s important, not what bloodline you are/were?.
Everyone please have a happy day!.