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Was anyone curious about how these forgers made the documents look so authentic?

Created: 05/22/21

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Posted May. 22, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

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Was anyone curious about how these forgers made the documents look so authentic? I always wondered how they were not found out.


Posted May. 23, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
robertaw

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RE: Was anyone curious about how these ...

Yes and it would have made the book more interesting and have a bit more depth.I would have also liked more backstory about the children whose papers were being forged.


Posted May. 23, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
beckyd

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I agree more specifics would have added a little more depth to the plot.


Posted May. 23, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Gloria

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RE: Was anyone curious about how these ...

Yes! That kind of detail would have been most interesting.


Posted May. 24, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Gabi

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Yes, it was really interesting so I dug into more backstory about WWII and forged documents.


Posted May. 25, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
joyb

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RE: Was anyone curious about how these ...

More detail would have been interesting. Eva seems to have had success on her first attempt, which is a little unrealistic. And she seems to have been able to work fairly quickly. Since the forging was such an important part of the story, I would have liked to know how these amateurs were able to do so well. And how relatively easy it was for them to get the inks and other materials.


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RE: Was anyone curious about how these ...

I'm sure they had to jump through hoops to get the ink and materials, but somehow managed.

I just wonder how they made them so authentic that the Germans couldn't tell they were forged.


Posted May. 28, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
nelle

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I was fascinated by their success with the forgery. I wish more information had been given about how they got by with it.


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RE: Was anyone curious about how these ...

It is fascinating, nelle.


Posted May. 31, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
carolt

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RE: Was anyone curious about how these ...

Yes. I'm torn between wanting more and knowing that the details I want might have detracted from the plot of this book.


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It may have been too much for sure, carolt, and taken away from the story.


Posted Jun. 04, 2021 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
cynthial

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RE: Was anyone curious about how these ...

I think adding too much detail about the forgery process would have detracted from the story. I plan to do some research of my own about how successful forgers actually were in making realistic fake documents that would pass the scrutiny of the Germans. I wondered if the papers were that convincing or if most of the soldiers who were inspecting the papers, just didn't care and were simply going through the motions because it was expected of them.
I assumed the documents were easier to forge because of the rudimentary methods used to create authentic documents at the time.


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RE: Was anyone curious about how these ...

Thanks for your thoughtful comments, Cynthia. True that extra information may have made it tedious. It definitely made me curious which is always good. :)


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