Newsweek International reviews Vikram Seth's"part-memoir, part-biography" (whatever the heck that is), Two Lives.
He acknowledges "Two Lives" could easily have been written as fiction but the facts were powerful and he did not wish to interfere. Dr. Seth was a dentist trained in Hitler's Germany who joined the British Army and lost an arm during World War II. He moved to London, determined to set up as a dentist, and married Henny Caro, whose family he had boarded with back in Berlin. She managed to flee Germany in 1939, but lost her mother and sister in the Holocaust. She never talked about it.