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Ambitious zoologist and keen hunter and collector 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 Ernst has doubts initially but soon seizes the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the Third ReichWhile Ernst prepares for the trip he marries Herta his childhood sweetheart But Herta a flautist who refuses to play from the songbook o 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

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Winner of the 2019 International Book Awards in Literary Fiction Historical FictionThe Hollow Bones implores us to pay careful attention to the crucial lessons we might learn from our not too distant history'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'Berlin 1936 Ernst Schäfer a young 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 th

Leah Kaminsky ✓ 9 summary

F womanhood and marriage under the Reich grows increasingly suspicious of Ernst and his expeditionWhen Ernst and his colleagues finally leave Germany in 1938 they realise the world has its eyes fixed on the horror they have left behind in their homelandA lyrical and poignant cautionary tale The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime’s little known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold ambiti A big thank you to my friend Elyse for putting this book on my radar I never would have wanted to miss it In 1938 Berlin before the war has started Ernst


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  1. says:

    NEW UPDATE many thanks to GoodReads friend Marjorie she just sent me a note saying that anyone who wants to purcha

  2. says:

    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

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    ”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

  4. says:

    The Hollow Bones is the fictionalized tale of Ernst Schäfer 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 speci

  5. says:

    This was a 4 ½ rounded down to a 4 because I thought the flow was at times disjointed but that in no way detracts from my admiration for thi

  6. says:

    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 preferre

  7. says:

    35 stars A richly layered wartime storyBerlin 1938 Ernst Schafer is an aspiring zoologist determined to make a nam

  8. says:

    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 un

  9. says:

    A big thank you to my friend Elyse for putting this book on my radar I never would have wanted to miss it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ In 1938 Berlin before the war has started Ernst Schafer a zoologist is discovered by Heinrich Himmler who is

  10. says:

    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 readThe Hollow Bones is based on the life of the Nazi regimes little known villain zoologist Ernst Schafer Germanpart 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