- Gene Simmons' mother survived the Holocaust but the rest of her family perished in the camps. Gene 'played' at being evil in an attempt to understand and even control his curiosities about the dark side. His thoughts, fears, and personal demons gushed to the forefront of his being in the form of a hideous, fire-breathing, blood-spewing, death-mask creation that he began building as a young child in Haifa, Israel. Will the search for the birth of this alter-ego lead us directly into the shadows of the Holocaust?--Publisher's description.
- Variant Title
- Rock 'n' roll journey in the shadow of the Holocaust
- Berg, Ross.
- Minneapolis, MN : Mill City Press, c2012
- United States
"Author's note: The book you are about to read is an unauthorized work of narrative nonfiction. Similar in definition to historical fiction and creative nonfiction, narrative nonfiction is a style of writing that presents factual information shaped and presented to read like fiction. As a dramatization of real events, artistic license is employed at time to combine incidents that occurred on separate occasions into a single cohesive 'scene' for the sake of dramatic brevity and flow. In addition, dramatic license allows for the author to occasionally speculate on dialogue or how particular events are affecting the subject internally. Although much of what the book subject's mother experienced in the concentration camps is known and documented, gaps in her story do exist; in such instances, real stories of other Holocaust survivors have been inserted to flesh out and provide proper historical dimension to the vignette in question. Please see 'Source Notes' to satisfy concerns regarding accuracy of topics covered in these pages as the overwhelming majority are taken straight from the subject's own autobiographies and interviews spanning 38 years."--P. [i].
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-268).