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Nella vicenda del commerciante polacco Jakob c'è un paradosso esistenziale che trascende ogni contingenza storica. Dal momento che vive in un mondo stravolto, per essere creduto Jakob deve mentire e per dare una vera buona notizia deve inventare una storia fasulla. Grazie infatti alla bugia di possedere una radio, può comunicare agli altri membri del ghetto che i russi staNella vicenda del commerciante polacco Jakob c'è un paradosso esistenziale che trascende ogni contingenza storica. Dal momento che vive in un mondo stravolto, per essere creduto Jakob deve mentire e per dare una vera buona notizia deve inventare una storia fasulla. Grazie infatti alla bugia di possedere una radio, può comunicare agli altri membri del ghetto che i russi stanno riconquistando i territori occupati e che si avvicina così la liberazione. Ciò mette in moto una serie di reazioni a catena, di cui il povero venditore si trova a essere il centro. Rinasce la speranza, il ghetto si rianima, e tuttavia la pietà da cui era nata la bugia non riesce a scongiurare il dramma.....

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  • KamRun
    2019-02-08 18:48

    داستان، ماجرای عجیب و غریب یک یهودی به نام یعقوب در دوران تصفیه نژادی نازی‌هاست. روزی یعقوب به‌طور اتفاقی خبری مبنی بر پیشروی روس‌ها در خاک لهستان را از رادیوی مسئول اردوگاه می‌شنود و بازگویی این خبر، او را در مسیری می‌اندازد که راه برگشتی ندارد. او برای اینکه حرف خود را مستند کند، به یک دروغ متوسل می‌شود: اینکه او یک رادیو دارد و این دروغ، مانند خرده سنگی تبدیل به بهمنی می‌شود که نه سرنوشت او، بلکه سرنوشت تمام گتو را تحت تاثیر قرار می‌دهد. از این پس او مجبور می‌شود اخباری مَن‌درآوردی و بی‌اساس را به نقل از رادیوی خیالی برای دوستانش بازگو کند. یعقوب یک دروغ‌گوست و دروغ‌گویی عموما از پرسوناژ یک ضدقهرمان می‌سازد، اما در مورد یعقوب، اوضاع متفاوت است. نخست آنکه کلیت دروغ‌های یعقوب آنچنان هم دور از واقعیت نیست، روس‌ها واقعا در حال پیشروی هستند و دوم آنکه دروغ‌های او بذر امید را در دل مردمش در اعماق گتوی تاریک یهودیان می‌کارد و مقاومت مانند شعله‌ی زیر خاکستر از میان آن‌ها سربرمی‌آورد. داستان یعقوب کذاب، داستان این است که چگونه باید به کسی دروغ گفت تا کمی احساس خوشبختی کند، این‌که چگونه در این راه حقه‌های عجیب و غریب به کار ببنندی، مدام هوشیار باشی و بترسی که مبادا شیوه رفتار و گفتارت چیزی را برملا کند و امید ملتی را نقش بر آب.سیر داستانی و وقایع آنچنان جذاب نبود، ولی درون‌مایه و پیرنگ داستان را دوست داشتم و با خواندن کتاب این موضوع بار دیگر در ذهنم پررنگ شد که هیچ معیار مطلقی برای تعریف فضیلت‌های اخلاقی و قضاوت‌های اخلاقی وجود ندارد. تنها یک اصل وجود دارد و آن اینکه انسان مبنا و مقیاس همه چیز استاز این کتاب، فیلمی به همین عنوان با کارگردانی پیتر کاسُویتز ( سال 1999) و بازی رابین ویلیامز در نقش یعقوب ساخته شده است. (فیلم‌نامه تفاوت‌هایی نه چندان اندکی با متن اصلی داستان دارد)

  • FeReSHte
    2019-02-14 20:48

    داستان کتاب تو یکی از شهرک های یهودی نشین تحت نظارت نازی ها با قوانین بسیار سخت میگذره . روزی یعقوب ( که شخصا ترجیح می دادم اسمش همون ژاکوب ترجمه بشه ) برای دلگرمی بخشیدن به یکی از دوستانش که مثل خیلی های دیگه از شرایط سخت و یکنواختی که روزنه ی امیدی به بهبودش نیست، به تنگ اومده خبری رو برملا می کنه که لو دادن منبع حقیقی خبر به شک و تردید اهالی نسبت به صداقت یعقوب منجر میشه پس یعقوب راه دوم رو انتخاب می کنه و دروغ میگه . منبع خبر دروغینی که افشاش نزد نازی ها تهدید جدی برای جانش محسوب میشه . یک دروغ کوچیک به تنها یکی از ساکنین شهرک نقطه ی دلگرمی ساکنین ، کاهش خودکشی ها و افزایش مقاومت ولی بدبختی و دلهره ی مدام یعقوب میشهایده ی داستان نو و جالبه ولی نتیجه یکنواخت ،کمی طولانی ، حوصله سر بر و خسته کننده از آب در اومده . خوندن داستانی با لوکیشن " گتو " برای من اتفاق جدیدی بود ولی خودم رو به اجبار و با سرسری خوندن خیلی صفحات تا خط آخر کتاب رسوندم. در واقع خودم رو مجاب کردم که تا پایان کتاب دووم بیارم. با وجودی که خود گتو به تنهایی باید مکان دلهره آوری باشه چه برسه به این که یه دروغ تصادفی نابجا خطر رو افزایش هم داده ، ولی اصلا در هیچ نقطه ای از داستان دچار استرس و اضطراب نشدم و هیچ حسی از همذات پنداری با یهودی های بینوای ساکن این گتو در من ایجاد نشد. میشه گفت به نوعی اقای نویسنده این ایده ی جذاب رو خراب کرده ! بلهبا این وجود کاری که نویسنده در پایان کرد به نظرم نسبتا جالب اومد. ابتدا پایانی خیالی رو برای یعقوب رقم زد و بعد ، ما رو با پایان واقعی داستان مواجه کرد.هر توضیح بیشتر راجع به کتاب ، داستان رو اسپویل خواهد کرد و آخرین ذرات لذت احتمالی با کتاب رو از بین خواهد برد

  • Alex Baugh
    2019-01-22 21:30

    First, forget everything you may remember about the movie Jacob the Liar with Robin Williams. That movie is totally NOT representative of this excellent novel.Read the book instead.Jacob the Liar takes place in the Łódź Ghetto in 1944. Returning home from work one night, Jacob Heym is caught in the spotlight of a guard who tells Jacob he is out past the 8 o’clock curfew and to report to the military office for a “well deserved” punishment. As he walks the corridor of the military building, not knowing where to go, he overhears a radio. Radios are forbidden Jews in the ghetto, but Jacob can’t resist stopping to listen to the newscast. And what he hears gives him hope – the Red Army is 300 miles away at a town called Bezanika and pushing closer. Jacobs is in luck that night and he is simply told to go home, the guard was having him on and it is not yet 8 o’clock. But what to do with the good news he has overheard? While loading crates with his partner Mischa the next day, Jacob tells him the news. Mischa is skeptical, so Jacob embellishes his news with a lie – he tells him he heard it on a forbidden secret radio he owns and implores Mischa not to tell anyone else. And of course Mischa does exactly that. He tells his girlfriend Rosa Frankfurter and her family. It turns out that her father actually does have a hidden radio, which he promptly destroys out of fear. But Jacob’s lie soon spreads throughout the ghetto and it is not long before his best friend, Kowalski, comes to him to ask if the news is true. Jacob tells his yes, but now that people believe that he has a radio, he is forced to continue to make up more and more lies about the Russian advance. His lies, of course, give hope to the otherwise despairing Jews in the ghetto and soon even the suicide rate begins to fall.Jacob has also been hiding an 8 year old girl named Lina. Lina’s parents had been deported to Auschwitz two years earlier when her father accidentally went to work one day wearing a jacket that didn’t have a yellow star on it. Lina was found by Jacob, who took her home and cared for her. She is bedridden with whooping cough and is being taken care of by the doctor, Kirschbaum. Dr. Kirschbaum never believes that Jacob has a radio, but he does keep it to himself. Soon Jacob’s lies begin to have dark consequences. Among them is the death of Herschel Schramm. One day a boxcar full of people from the ghetto is just about to leave for a concentration camp. Herschel, thinking to give the people inside hope, goes over to tell them about the closeness of the Russian Army when he is shot to death by a Nazi sentry. As it becomes more difficult to make up lies, Jacob devises a plan to steal some newspaper from the Nazi latrine in the hope of finding out some more real news. Despite the risks, he manages to get into the latrine, but than is interrupted by a Nazi. Believing Jacob is in the forbidden latrine for its intended purpose and noticing the Nazi, his friend Kowalski creates a disturbance which distracts the Nazi. Jacob is able to escape safely but only with a few bits of useless newspaper.It is beginning to become clear to Jacob that the lying can’t be kept up much longer. But he is torn because of the renewed hope it has given the people. Finally he decides to confide in Kowalski, who reassures him over and over that it is ok, he understands what Jacob has done. Yet not long afterward, Kowalski hangs himself.Was Jacob wrong to tell the initial lie or is it better to give even false hope to help people try to survive something as horrific as the Holocaust? Jacob’s purpose is clear to himself: “hope must not be allowed to fade away, otherwise they (the Jews in the Ghetto) won’t survive.” (pg 60) But the narrator skirts around the question of the morality of Jacob’s actions all through the novel and it is never clear how s/he truly feels about what Jacob has done. It is left to the reader to decide for themselves whether or not Jacob acted morally or dishonestly. The narrator is clearly a survivor of the Holocaust who knows much of what happened but who is never identified. And yet the narrator describes the events of the story in an almost detached manner, as though s/he is simply an observer but with a certain amount of omniscience unually found in third person not first person narrators. S/he tells the reader in conversational tones about life in the ghetto in all its everydayness, with humor, pathos, understanding, irony. There are never any really graphic descriptions of Nazi atrocities in Jacob the Liar; yet the narrator manages to successfully make the feelings hopelessness and vulnerability together with the physical cruelty in all its randomness that the Jews are subjected to by the Nazis very apparent to the reader.Jurek Becker based Jacob the Liar on a true story that he and his father had heard about another Jew who was in the Łódź Ghetto who had lied about having a radio. Becker himself was born in Poland in 1937 and spent his childhood living first in the Łódź Ghetto, and later in Ravensbrück, and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camps.This is one of the less well known, but in my opinion, one of the better books in the whole Holocaust oeuvre that I have read. I originally read it years ago in German (called Jakob der Lügner) and so I know that the English translation is true to the initial novel. For true film buffs, there is a 1974 East German version of Jacob the Liar with subtitles that is much better than the later Robin William’s version and can often be found in libraries, or rented from places like Netflix. I like Robin Williams but I think he made Jacob look like a buffoon, and that isn’t correct. An actor of the caliber of Eli Wallace would have been a better choice.Jacob the Liar is a book that would appeal to more mature teen readers. This book was bought for my personal library.

  • piperitapitta
    2019-02-06 18:30

    Cos'è in fondo una bugia?Una mistificazione della verità, il tentativo di nascondere una realtà inaccettabile, un barlume di speranza che si accende all'improvviso?La bugia di Jakob è una bugia bianca come una nuvola d'ovatta, di quelle dette non per far male, ma per aiutare a sperare nel domani e risollevare un'intera comunità dalla difficoltà di "vivere senza un futuro".Jakob il bugiardo - del quale esistono ben due riduzioni cinematografiche: la prima del 1975 premiata al Festival di Berlino per il miglior attore protagonista e la seconda del 1999, remake Hollywoodiano con Robin Williams - è un romanzo surreale nello spunto di partenza, ma assolutamente reale nel suo svolgersi e nella rappresentazione di vita quotidiana dei suoi protagonisti, sulla cui scia in seguito, si collocheranno storie ben più incredibili come quelle di La vita è bella e Train de vie.Jakob, ebreo polacco costretto nel ghetto di Łódź durante l'occupazione nazista, racconta ai compagni di prigionia di possedere una radio - oggetto proibito agli ebrei e scampato miracolosamente al sequestro - con la quale riesce ad avere notizie sull'avanzata dei russi in terra polacca; in realtà Jakob non possiede alcuna radio, ha solamente avuto l'occasione di ascoltare un frammento di notizia sulla quale imbastire la sua bugia.Lo stile narrativo, quasi tutto in prima persona plurale e con un incedere quasi distaccato, ai limiti della pura cronaca, con il quale un sopravvissuto compagno di Jakob, testimone indiretto ma destinatario delle confidenze dello stesso Jakob alla fine della guerra, narra le vicende che si verificarono nel ghetto dall'arrivo della radio, sono lo spunto per offrire uno spaccato sulla vita degli ebrei nel ghetto e per ragionare insieme al lettore su temi universali come la solidarietà, la speranza e, ancor più in profondità, sul significato e sulle conseguenze della bugia a fin di bene, sul rapporto pietà-inganno che si instaura tra "il bugiardo" e le sue "vittime".Cos'è in fondo la bugia di Jakob se non un estremo atto d'amore, il tentativo ultimo di sfuggire all'apatia e all'abbandono, la possibilità di regalare una salvezza e con essa di offrire in dono il futuro?È giusto regalare ad un malato terminale, che sappiamo inesorabilmente condannato, la possibilità di una vita che sappiamo già non esistere più?È giusto offrire ad un condannato al carcere a vita una via di fuga, una porta invisibile eppure assolutamente reale?È giusto offrire speranza anche per chi sembra non essercene più?Jakob regala ai suoi compagni una nuvola d'ovatta bianca, grande più del cielo intravisto dal vagone con quale saranno deportati e, con essa, fino all'ultimo, la speranza di un albero: il ricordo di un albero: la possibilità di un albero: di tanti alberi sotto la cui ombra riposare in pace.«Ecco giunto il mio momento. Mi seggo anch'io, mi accosto a lei e domando se vuole che le spieghi io di cosa sono fatte le nuvole. Lo vuole, sì, ed io le racconto di fiumi e laghi e del mare, dell'eterno ciclo dell'acqua, della quasi incredibile evaporazione, come l'acqua fluisce invisibile verso il cielo, vi si raccoglie in minuscole gocce, in nuvole, che in qualche momento si fanno pesanti e bagnate come una spugna zuppa, fino a perdere le gocce nuovamente come pioggia. Non tralascio nemmeno il vapore di locomotive, ad esempio, e di fumaioli e fuochi vari, mi ascolta con attenzione, ma scettica, so che questa lunga storia non è possibile sbrigarla in una sola lezione.»«Pieno di aspettativa mi alzo e guardo fuori, finché annotta. Vedo paesi e campi, una volta, lontana, perfino una cittadina; presso uno stagno semicoperto da una natura selvatica scorgo un gruppo di soldati che riposa tra camion, pezzi di artiglieria e mucche. E vedo stazioni addormentate, binari e barriere e cantoniere, sulle quali cassette verdi traboccano di fiori; mi chiedo, se queste cassette sono un ordine di servizio, perché sono esposte da tutte le cantoniere e tutte verdi. E vedo gente che guarda dietro al nostro treno, non riesco a riconoscerne i volti, ma innanzitutto vedo alberi, ormai quasi dimenticati, sebbene sia ancora giovane, un numero enorme di alberi. Faggi e ontani e betulle e salici e pini selvatici, Dio mio, quanti alberi vedo, gli alberi non finiscono più. Fu per un albero che non divenni violinista, sotto un albero divenni un vero uomo, i cinghiali sopraggiunsero troppo tardi per impedirlo. E sotto un albero sconosciuto persi mia moglie Chana e un paragrafo di regolamento tentò di vietarmi gli alberi per sempre. Qualcuno sostiene che gli alberi confondono la mia mente, io continuo a starmene lì; talvolta, ancora oggi monto su un treno, per un tragitto particolarmente boscoso, a tutto preferisco il bosco misto. Poi sento la voce di Jakob: - Non vuoi dormire finalmente?- Lasciami ancora un po', - dico io.- Ma non vedi più niente, - sento dire.- Invece sì.Vedo infatti ancora le ombre degli alberi, e dormire non posso, andiamo, dove andiamo. »

  • Nadja
    2019-01-29 15:27

    Ein toller Schreibstil. Manchmal ein bisschen langatmig, aber irgendwie braucht es das auch..

  • The Literary Chick
    2019-02-07 21:49

    Fairy tale as hope.Set in a Polish ghetto under Nazi occupation, Jacob Heym is walking one night when a guard, playing mind games with him, tells him he is out past curfew and to report to the police station (where Jews have been seen entering but never leaving) to turn himself in and ask for his 'well-deserved' punishment. While in there with his heart in his throat, Jacob hears news of a battle between German and Russian forces relatively close. He is released, as it was well before curfew, but while working the next day with Misha, a young, strong, blue-eyed Jew, Jacob tells him that the Russians are winning and are on their way to saving them from the Nazis. When Misha gently disbelieves him, Jacob is seized by a thought - he knows this because he has a hidden radio (which is forbidden to Jews). He swears Misha to secrecy but you know where this is going, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead. In an effort to give hope to his fiance's family, he tells. One thing leads to another and the entire ghetto looks upon Jacob as a savior and follow him with their eyes and themselves, begging for updates on their 'imminent' rescue. Jacob is forced to construct battles and updates. Even the 8-year-old orphan Lena, whom he took in when her parents were deported hears of it. She demands to see the radio. Jacob refuses to show it to her but hides behind a wall and pretends to BE the radio. A relatively skilled impersonator, he pretends he's a radio personality telling a fairy tale of a sick princess who is made well when a cloud she demands is brought to her. The cloud is a piece of cotton but since she believes that is what clouds are made of, she rises from her sickbed. Is that not what Jacob's lie is doing for the people of the ghetto? Suicides, which were prevalent, have plummeted to zero. Jacob however, buckling under the pressure, eventually breaks and confesses to a friend who has been haunting him for updates that his tale was false. The friend smiles and tells him he is not angry with him. The next day, Jacob discovers that he has hung himself. Does Jacob keep the tale going? The author, a Holocaust survivor himself, gives three different endings to the story. One he says is true.

  • David Ramirer
    2019-02-08 18:31

    eines der bücher, das sich ganz sanft ins herz hineinwebt, von der ersten seite an.ich liebe ja bücher, die es ohne grober moralkeule, und ohne moralisch gefestigtem supermenschenhelden schaffen, neue sichtweisen zu eröffnen. in diesem buch ist es der begriff der lüge, der völlig neu überdacht werden muss, wenn er in einem kontext gesehen werden kann, den dieses buch darlegt.die zentrale figur des buches - jakob heym - erfindet eigentlich in einem kurzen moment der unbedachtheit als notlüge ein radio in seiner wohnung, das ihm vermeintlich auskunft über den genauen kriegsverlauf gibt, wodurch er in der lage ist, den mit ihm im warschauer ghetto lebenden juden hoffnung und den glauben daran zu geben, bald aus ihrer ausweglosen situation herauszukommen. jakob nimmt, weil die lüge lebendiger wird, als er das erhofft hatte, die bürde dieser lüge auf sich, die ihn jeden tag mehr belastet, um seinen mitmenschen hoffnung zu geben.was an der erzählweise beckers so gefangen nimmt, ist die liebevolle schilderung aller beteiligten. selbst die deutschen wächter und täter werden nicht stereotyp als blasse bösewichte beschrieben, sondern haben auch ihre menschlichen anteile - gerade dieser gleichwertige blick auf alles geschilderte macht die emotionale nähe um so stärker.eingewoben in die handlung sind neben der hauptgeschichte mit dem erfundenen radio auch einige andere handlungsstränge und schicksale, welche die stellung von jakob in der gemeinde plastischer erfahrbar machen.das ende des buches, die letzten worte und absätze, bieten - genial! - zwei alternative enden an und reflektieren damit auf einer meta-ebene die haltung jakobs, der nur das beste wollte und es auch erreicht hat.ganz große literatur!

  • Mi Na
    2019-02-03 16:43

    دروغگویی که گرفتار عذاب وجدان است هرگز به جایی نخواهد رسید.در این حرفه خویشتنداری و حیای بیجا موردی ندارد. باید پیمانه را لبریز بگیری، باید اعتماد به نفس از چهره ات ببارد، باید رفتارت بیانگر حالت کسی باشد که برآنچه میگوید خود وقوف کامل دارد. باید در به کارگیری ارقام و اسامی و دیگر اطلاعات گشاده دستی نشان دهی. نبرد رودنا را باید تنها سرآغازی متواضعانه بدانی. این نبرد هرگز در تاریخ ذکر نخواهد شد، ولی در داستان ما جای پرافتخاری را به خود اختصاص میدهد. بگذار اگر روزی همه چیز به خیر گذشت و کسانی توانستند رویدادهای واقعی جنگ را مطالعه کنند، بیایند و بگویند: هی فلانی، آنوقتها عجب مزخرفاتی تحویل ما میدادی، اصلا جای تاریخ نبردی به نام رودنا ثبت شده است؟ در اینصورت تو میتوانی شگفت زده بگویی: ثبت نشده؟ کتاب تاریخ را بده ببینم... راست میگویی،چنین نبردی هرگز رخ نداده است، به هرحال توی این کتاب که ذکری از آن نیست. .پس من آن موقع عوضی شنیدم، معذرت میخواهم

  • Elizabeth (Alaska)
    2019-01-20 16:46

    There are many holocaust stories out there, but this is an aspect I have not encountered. The Germans are, for the most part, nameless. The Jews are in the ghetto with lives and relationships and fear and despair. It is about one man's courage and how it can affect an entire community.I was surprised this took me a bit longer to read than I had anticipated. I don't know if the translation isn't just terrific or the author's writing style was harder for me to adjust to. I can truthfully say I found this to be a terrific story. Because of the writing style, this sits toward the lower quarter of my 4-star reads.

  • yellow tree
    2019-02-02 17:37

    coldest darkness in bright colors; that's how i would describe that book in a few words. after getting over the first couple of pages, which were rather arduous, the suspense grew and grew until it almost became unbearable. the characters at first seemed fairly strange, but the farther i got the more i could hope and feel desperate with them. the pressure that lay on jakob grew insufferable to both him and the reader. some rather comical scenes made the gloom which ran through the whole book even worse.i eventually had to read it back in school, which is a bad start for any book, but still i really got excited about it, reading it in a couple of days, nearly sleepless at night.

  • Amy Hustead
    2019-01-20 23:40

    Fantastic book and great movie!!!

  • Roberta
    2019-02-09 20:27

    Là, dove sono stato io, non si è avuta nessuna resistenza.Jakob il bugiardo è una riflessione sulla verità, sulla bugia, sulla natura della realtà. Un narratore anonimo racconta, molti anni dopo gli avvenimenti stessi, la storia di Jakob, entrambi costretti nel ghetto di Lodz durante l'occupazione nazista. Il romanzo utilizza l'assurdo come arma principale: in un mondo stravolto, dove la fame l'umiliazioni e le vessazioni psicologiche e fisiche sono più che quotidiane, il nostro narratore sottolinea l'assurdità di taluni divieti per gli ebrei del ghetto: ad esempio il divieto di coltivare alberi, o qualsivoglia pianta; ad esempio il divieto di portare orologi e contemporaneamente il divieto di circolare per le strade dopo le otto di sera.http://robertabookshelf.blogspot.it/2...

  • Elisa
    2019-02-11 18:31

    Ich habe es auf Deutsch gelesen, also kommt jetzt auch mal eine deutsche Review.Ich musste es für die Schule gelesen und was soll ich sagen.. an sich finde ich die Geschichte gar nicht so schlecht, aber es war so anstrengend zu lesen! Nicht, weil die Sprache schlecht war oder so, sondern einfach, weil so viele unnötige Stellen drin vorkamen. Auch die Sache mit dem Ich-Erzähler fand ich irgendwie "anstrengend". Obwohl es meiner Meinung nach immer besser wurde, kann ich dem Buch nicht mehr als einen Stern geben, weil es einfach keinen Spaß gemacht hat, zu lesen.

  • Azadeh sharifi
    2019-02-10 19:28

    سرد بود و غمگین...یادم روزنامه خوان خودم افتادم که هنوز جایی میان فایل هاست... و تواردی که از رفرنس دادن ناگزیرم می کند...حس نوشتن نیست، فقط الان می فهمم جز فلسفه چه چیزب مرا به این آلمانی ها نزدیک می کند... این که تحمل می کنند، و تحمل می کنند و باز هم تحمل می کنندنه صبورند و نه مومنتنها مغرور تر ) در صورت لزوم پرروتر خوانده شود( از آن اند که بشکنندکم بیاورند...با تشکر از نرگس معینی

  • Shahrzad
    2019-01-30 22:38

    فقط یه چیزی رو توی قصه نفهمیدم که اگه بگم هم شاید داستان لو بره، در نتیجه اگه از دوستان کسی خونده بهم بگه ازش بپرسم :)

  • Jana
    2019-02-13 18:45

    Ein sehr eindrückliches Buch über den zweiten Weltkrieg, aber vor allem: über die Kraft der Hoffnung. Ein Buch, dass man einmal gelesen haben muss.

  • Jackie Bertsch
    2019-02-08 22:33

    Jakob the Liar is about a Jewish man who is being held in a Ghetto. When he gets into trouble with a German look out he is forced to go into the Military office where he hears news that the Red Army is getting close to the Ghetto where he is being held prisoner. He is so excited he has to tell someone, he tells his friend Mischa, Jackob can't just tell him he went to the Military office so he makes up a lie and tells Mischa he has a radio. It snowballs after that he doesn't wasnt to give the people of the ghetto false hope but on the other hand hope is what is keeping them alive. I specificly like how the Jewish people are so close to each other. Even though they get under each other's skin they still are like a big family especially in the ghetto. Although, the horrible conditions and treatment the Germans are forcing on the people are taking away some of that family attitude because they are afraid of what might happen to them if they help. The author's purpose is to really teach people how the ghetto was to live in and how hope can really change a person's outlook on a situation. Before Jakob said he got the radio, people were commiting suicide left and right but, after he said he had the radio there were no suicides at all through the whole ghetto. The theme is that tough lying is bad and can lead to many problems down the road, it can be a good thing when people are in a situation that they have no hope at all. In the novel people are crying and dying but, when Jakob tells them news there is a smile on their face because they think that it is almost over. I would recomend this text, even though it gets confussing on who the narrorator actually is and where he is going with certain points, it is a very good book that has a good story and good facts that were interesting to read about.

  • Maryann
    2019-02-03 21:48

    Jakob lives in the ghetto, as WWII rages on and the Germans persecute him and the rest of the Jews. He accidentally hears a report that the Russians have reached a town not terribly far away and spreads the news to his neighbors and friends. When asked how he came by this information, he told them he had a radio (because they wouldn't have believed how he REALLY heard it). He perpetuates his initial lie and becomes a beacon of hope for the ghetto, but to what end? Is he feeding them false hope? Is he actually making it worse? The story calls into question the difference between living and surviving, what the role of hope plays not only in those Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust, but for all those facing impossible circumstances. In the end, I just wanted to hold them- Jakob, Lina, Rosa, Mischa, all of them. I've never hugged a book before, not out of compassion. Food: a cup of black coffee, half drunk, with a half eaten macaroon. Bitter, sweet, unfinished.

  • Annie
    2019-01-27 15:34

    Is there such a thing as a good lie? Whenever this question comes up, I imagine that most people can agree that white lies are fine. Without them, we’d probably be perpetually annoyed with one another. But when the lies get bigger, it becomes harder and harder to say if a lie is justified—a “good” lie—or not. Jacob Heym, the unwitting hero of Jurek Becker’s Jacob the Liar, wasn’t thinking about whether his lie was a good one or not when he told it. Jacob’s lie just slipped out. But his lie changed the lives of hundreds in the Łódź ghetto in the last year of the war...Read there rest of my review at A Bookish Type.

  • Mohamadreza Rahnama
    2019-02-11 18:27

    داستان همان داستان هيتلر و يهود با روايتي تازه است . عده اي از يهودي ها در شهركي تحت نظارت آلماني ها زندگي مي كنند . البته اين زندگي تحت قوانين و شرايط بسيار سخت و نا اميدكننده اي است . روزي بر حسب اتفاق يعقوب يكي از يهوديان در قرارگاه آلماني ها رفته و جمله اي در مورد روند نبرد آلمان و روسيه مي شنود . او فردا اين خبر را پخش كرده و عنوان مي كند كه برخلاف قوانين راديويي دارد كه از طريق آن از اخبار آگاه مي شود . بدين ترتيب يعقوب به نوعي ناجي تبديل شده و به دروغ در دل مردم اميد قرار مي دهد..کتاب نسبتا خوبی بود هر چند هر روز که میگذرد و متاب تازه ای که ترجمه شده به زبان مادریم را به دست میگیرم و میخوانم با خودم میگویم ایکاش مترجمین سرزمینم کمی بیشتر دل به کارشان بدهند و یا اگر دل به کارشان نمیدهند زبان مادریشان را بیشتر پاس دارند...افسوس!

  • Zebardast Zebardast
    2019-01-31 17:54

    من البته چاپ اول این کتاب را خواندم که به اسم "یعقوب دروغگو" منتشر شده بود.اول هم فکر می کردم باید از این داستان های لوس رئالیسم سوسیالیستی باشد.ولی از چیزی که خیال کرده بودم خیلی بهتر بود

  • Ebrahim
    2019-02-16 17:40

    تا کجا می شود دروغ گفت؟ به چه بهایی حاضر هستید دروغ بگویید؟ به چند نفر؟ به چه کسی یا کسانی؟ آیا پذیرش تبعات آن را دارید؟ به بهانه امید دروغ می گویید؟ حتی سر سوزنی امید؟ آیا قادر به پایان دادنش هستید؟ همه این سوالات در بستر جامعه یهودی اسیر آلمان ها عواقب خود را دارد و بهای خود را. رمانی در خور توجه درباره یهودیان جنگ جهانی که با سایه مرگ دست و پنجه نرم می کنند.

  • Lois Blanco
    2019-02-04 18:48

    Great story but I was distracted by trying to figure out which character was narrating + multiple choice endings?!

  • Katharina
    2019-01-21 15:32

    3,25

  • Lori
    2019-02-15 18:52

    Jacob the Liar takes place during the Holocaust. Jacob lives in "the Ghetto" the place where Jewish people are forced to live. One day jacob is seen out at night and mistaken for being out too late. While in the office awaiting possible punishment, Jacob hears the radio playing in the other room. The radio reports that the Russians are coming more near where Jacob lives. He reports what he heard to his fellow neighbors. He sees that this brings them hope and the suicides that were taking place starts to go down. Jacob then "lies" and says he secretly owns a radio. In the ghetto Radios are forbidden. Now he starts to report fake news. He tries to get out of this but when he sees how it improves on the well being of his fellow neighbors he continues the fake reports. He is also helping a little girl named Lina who is alone and needs to be taken care of he takes her in and hides her. Won't give away any endings. but i liked that Jacob was willing to endanger himself by bringing up the spirits of his comrades during such a horrible time in history.

  • Asma
    2019-02-01 18:36

    An excellent novel depicts the life of Jew who were detained in their area and detached from the outer world because of German invention. This novel has nothing to do with the typical novels on Holocaust and the concentration camps.The events of the novels take place in one of the isolated communities of Jewish in Poland. People are isolated and not allowed to mix up with other people than the people in their bounded area. Radios and newspapers are forbidden and so don’t know anything about what is going on and the news of the war.It’s the coincident that allows the hero (Jakob) to overhear the news from an officer office and what he hears is that Red Army is 300 miles away from the city Bezanika and pushing closer. And that news gives him a kind of hope and that their freedom from German is very close.He cannot keep what he heard secret and so informs his friend to give him hope of liberation and then a rumor spreads that he has a radio.He can feel that the spirit and the hope in their souls become high and the level of suicide falls down because of the happy news of the Russian advance he is making. Therefore he keeps inventing stories. Even though he means by these invented stories to spring and spread high spiri among the people, (hope must not be allowed to fade away, otherwise they (the Jews in the Ghetto) won’t survive.) but one would ask, is it an acceptable behavior to keep lying all this time??And to create unreal stories about the soon rescue from Russian troops!!!This question will keep hunting you while reading the book and you would not be able to decide yourself if what he is doing is wrong or right!!Is it really acceptable to lie just to create an atmospher of optimism and that the near future is bring with it good things to live for. no need to give up the life!!!i dont know myself and even though i finished the novel bu still i dont know where it's correct to lie or to tell the truth no matter how harsh it is!!!

  • Jen
    2019-01-20 21:48

    Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker★★★★Jacob the Liar is the story of life in a Nazi-occupied Jewish ghetto. Protagonist Jacob Heym is sent to the military office and overhears a radio broadcast about a nearby Russian victory. He finds himself in a predicament when he decides to share the good news but lies to cover up where he heard the news by claiming he owns a radio. The news instills hope and curbs the stream of suicides in the ghetto. The subsequent plot centers around Jacob’s struggles to maintain the lie about his radio in an effort to maintain a glimmer of hope in the lives of those surrounding him.This is a powerful story. The emotional restraint (e.g., the matter of fact way of describing beatings, daily hardships, and death) of the narrator makes the story hit you that much harder. POSSIBLE SPOILERS:-------------------------------------------------------------------------Hope is a dangerous thing in this story. On the one hand Jacob’s stories give his community a sense of purpose and meaning to continue fighting for survival, yet on the other hand the reader is told up front that the conclusion likely will not be one that deserves hope. What happens to Kowalski when he learns the truth is gut wrenching.END OF POSSIBLE SPOILERSI ended up really liking this book despite thinking about halfway through that it was just “okay.” It grew on me throughout the book. It was heartbreaking at times, and uplifting at other times. There are many good WWII books but I found it interesting that the book focused on life in the ghetto rather than life in concentration camps – making the book unique in its own way. I also liked the way the book makes you feel conflicted about ethics of Jacob’s behavior. I found myself thinking a lot about whether the instillation of hope is always a good thing.

  • Amir ali
    2019-02-13 21:28

    یکساعت مانده به آغاز ممنوعیت تردد در شهر، یعقوب حییم، یهودی ساکن گتو، به پست یک گشتی آلمانی می خورد که برای آزارش، به او دستور می دهد خود را به پست فرماندهی معرفی کند تا برایش مجازات مناسب درنظر گرفته شود. یعقوب به مقر نازی ها می رود اما بخت بلندش باعث می شود افسر کشیک اجازه دهد او به گتو برگردد. همین جاست که یعقوب از رادیو می شنود نیروهای آلمانی توانسته اند روس ها را در در بیست‌ كیلومتری بسانیكا متوقف کنند.این خبر برای یعقوب امیدآفرین است چون بسانیکا با محل زندگی او تنها 400 کیلومتر فاصله دارد و این یعنی می توان به نجات امید داشت. فردا، یعقوب این خبر را افشا می کند تا دوستش را نجات دهد اما این تازه اول گرفتاری های اوست. اگر بگوید در مقر آلمانی ها خبر را شنیده، متهم به جاسوسی می شود چون کسی زنده از آنجا برنگشته است. یعقوب ناچار می شود بگوید رادیو دارد. رادیو داشتن، یعقوب را به شخص اول گتو بدل می کند.بقیه رمان، روایت حس و حال و هوای یعقوب است. حالا نسبت او با همه، دوستان و همکاران و هم محله­ای ها فرق کرده دروغی گفته و حالا باید تا آخر بازی را برود بدون آن که اشتباه کند. مردم هر روز منتظر خبرهای تازه یعقوبند و می خواهند بدانند در جبهه چه خبر است. خبر یعقوب، بر رفتارهای یهودیان ناامید تاثیر گذاشته و آنان را باانگیزه تر و مهربان تر کرده اما فاجعه زمانی رخ می دهد که عده ای می فهمند یعقوب اصلا رادیویی ندارد...موفقیت اصلی نویسنده، در کنار کشش داستان و تعلیق دائمی خواننده، نشان دادن تاثیر یک دروغ و سرانجام فاجعه بار آن است. مانند اغلب نویسندگان یهودی، اینجا هم نویسنده به ظرافت بر مظلومیت تاریخی قومش اشاره دارد و البته طنازانه، برخی خصلت های بد را هم بازگو می کند. طنزی که نبودش، داستان یکنواخت یعقوب را ملال آور می کرد.

  • Matti Karjalainen
    2019-01-28 23:55

    Puolansaksalaisen kirjailijan Jurek Beckerin romaani "Valehtelija-Jaakko" (Otava, 1999) ilmestyi suomeksi Keltaisessa kirjastossa kolmekymmentä vuotta alkuperäisen julkaisunsa jälkeen. Romaani kertoo Jacob Heym -nimisestä juutalaisesta ravintolanpitäjästä, joka on monien muiden kohtalotovereidensa tavoin päätynyt natsien hallinnoimaan Lodzin gettoon. Sattuman oikusta Jacob joutuu vierailemaan saksalaisen komendantin toimistossa, ja saa siellä kuulla puna-armeijan ja saksalaisten taistelleen parin sadan kilometrin päässä, siis paljon lähempänä kuin kukaan olisi osannut arvata.Jacob tulee paljastaneeksi salaisuuden ystävälleen, joka puolestaan kertoo sen eteenpäin - ja jotta muut eivät pitäisi häntä saksalaisten kätyrinä, joutuu hän valehtelemaan että omistaa kielletyn radion. Tilanne muuttuu ongelmalliseksi kun muut ovat jatkuvasti kärttämässä häneltä tietoja puna-armeijan lähestymisestä ja sodan kulusta. Jacob tajuaa, että hän myös joutuu pitämään keinolla millä hyvänsä kiinni valheestaan tajutessaan tuovansa valheillaan iloa ja toivoa ihmisten lohduttomaan ja synkeään arkeen."Valehtellija-Jaakko" oli varsin kiinnostava lukukokemus, joka toi miljöönsä ja teemansa puolesta mieleen Roberto Benignin Oscar-palkitun elokuvan "Kaunis mieli". Erityisen paljon pidin melankolisen kertomuksen persoonallisesta kertojanäänestä.

  • Luna Selene
    2019-02-12 19:50

    The page offers no summary, so I'll write a quick one: an older man, Jacob, living in a Polish ghetto (presumed to be Lodz) is sent one night to the military office for punishment for being out after 8 pm. In the building, he secretly hears a newscast that the Germans have just defeated the Russian army fairly close to the ghetto, and is let go without punishment because it wasn't actually 8 o'clock yet. Jacob, wanting to share the good news that the Russians weren't far away, realizes no one will believe him because punishment is invariably death and no Jew has left the building alive and he is afraid he'll be shunned as a liar. So he actually becomes one, telling a friend, who then tells everyone else, that he has heard the news on a secretly smuggled in radio he has. However, the people are hopeful, and continue to seek news from Jacob, who must somehow continue the charade. What I thought about it: For a book about the Holocaust, it was light-hearted and attempted to be comical, which some find one if its best features. However, I found it hard to come to terms with that attempt, and while I hate to be on the conservative side of a controversial topic, I didn't enjoy that about it. It was also a book that dragged a little on me, and I cannot say I was very sorry when it was over.