Roberta Kagan


Roberta Kagan


Hi and welcome to my author page. I am honored that you have taken the time to check out my work. I write Historical Fiction, most of it is set during the Holocaust. My parents were of Jewish and Romany decent, so I grew up with a dark cloud of  their Holocaust memories always hovering over us.  I’ve spent years researching and writing about the subject in order to try and make some sense of what happened. I cannot say that I have answers to all of the questions that plague my mind. But what I have learned is to be grateful for every day that I am alive, to appreciate all of the beauty and goodness in the world. I have even learned to forgive , because I know that hatred will never abolish hatred, only love has the power to do that.  It is my greatest wish that my work brings you light and hope and helps you to know that even in the darkest hour there is always a flicker of light.


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The fourth book in the “All My Love, Detrick” series.

Elan Amsel understands what it means to be an Israeli. He’s sacrificed the woman he loved, his marriage, and his life for Israel. When Israel went to war and Elan was summoned in the middle of the night he did not hesitate to defend his country. Even though he knew, he would pay a terrible price for his decision. Elan is not a perfect man by any means. He can be cruel. He can be stubborn and self-righteous. But he is brave, and he loves more deeply than he will ever admit. This is his story.
However, it is not only his story; it is also an account of the lives of the women who loved him. Katja, the girl who he cherished but could never marry, who would haunt him forever. Janice, the spoiled American that he wed to fill a void, who would keep a secret from him that would one day shatter him. And…Nina, the beautiful Mossad agent who Elan longed to protect, but knew that he could not.
“To Be An Israeli” spans from the beginning of the Six-Day War in 1967 through 1986 when a group of American tourists are on their way to visit their Jewish homeland.
This book is a saga of a people who to this day live under the constant threat of war and terrorism. It is the story of a nation built on the blood of her people, a people who understand that if Israel is to survive they must put Israel first. These are the Israelis.


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All My Love, Detrick Book one of the All My Love, Detrick Series

Detrick was born with every quality that would ensure his destiny as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, Detrick was swept into a life filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, friendships, and most of all everlasting love.


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You Are My Sunshine Book Two of the All My Love Detrick Series

A golden child is genetically engineered in the Nazi’s home for the Lebensborn. She is the daughter of a pure German mother and a member of Hitler’s SS elite. With those bloodlines, she is expected to become a perfect specimen of Hitler’s master race. But, as Germany begins to lose the war and the Third Reich begins to crumble, the plans for the children of the Lebensborn must drastically change.. Alliances will be broken. Love and trust will be destroyed in an instant, secrets will rise to the surface and people will prove that they are not as they seem. In a time when the dark evil forces of the third Reich hung like a black umbrella of doom over Europe a little girl will be forced into a world spiraling out of control A world where the very people sworn to protect her cannot be trusted.


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The Promised Land Book Three of the All My Love Detrick series

The Holocaust robbed Zofia Weiss of all she holds dear. The Secret State Police have confiscated her home, killed her friends, and imprisoned the man she loves. After searching through displaced persons camps and finding nothing, Zofia is sure that her lover is dead. With only her life, a dream, and a terrifying secret, Zofia illegally boards The Exodus, bound for Palestine. Along with a group of emaciated Jewish survivors, Zofia sets out to find the Promised Land. Despite the renewed sense of hope, Zofia lives in constant fear since the one person who knows her dark secret is a sadistic SS officer with the power to ruin her life and the life of an innocent, Lebensborn child. When the Nuremburg trials convict the SS Officer of crimes against humanity, Zofia believes she is finally safe and does her best to raise the beautiful girl entrusted to her care. As the child becomes a woman in her own right, can she find true love and belonging in a post-war society, or will the secrets of her heritage tear apart the only family she’s ever known?


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The Voyage

On May 13th 1939, five strangers boarded the MS St. Louis, a German ship leaving Hamburg on its way to Cuba. Four of the five were Jewish. There was much joy and excitement on the dock because the passengers who boarded that ship believed that they were the lucky ones. Hitler himself had promised them safety in Cuba far away from Nazi Germany and the murderous Third Reich. But, unbeknownst to the poor souls who began their journey to Cuba that day, they were about to embark upon a voyage of danger. The path of the MS St. Louis would take them on a dark and terrifying roller coaster ride. They would discover that all of their dreams had been built on Nazi treachery, secrets, and lies. As their lives hung in the balance each one of those five strangers would be put to the test. However, the voyage that began on that bright spring afternoon was only the beginning of the story .As the ship navigated her way through the ocean events would occur, secrets would be withheld, and friendships would be forged that would bind these five people together for rest of their lives.


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A Flicker Of Light

As of 5/22/12 this entire book has been rewritten and reedited In 1935, the Nazis established a program called “The Lebensborn.” Their agenda, to genetically engineer perfect Aryan children. These children were to be the new master race, once HItler had cleared all undesirable elements out of Europe. Within a year the first institution was built. The year is 1943…. The forests of Munich are crawling with danger under the rule of “The Third Reich,” but in order to save the life of her unborn child Petra Jorgenson must escape from the Lebensborn Institute. Alone, seven months pregnant, and penniless avoiding the watchful eyes of the armed guards in the overhead tower, she waits until the dead of night. Then, Petra climbs under the flesh shredding barbed wire that surrounds the institute and at the risk of being captured and murdered she runs headlong into the terriying desolate woods. Even during one of the darkest periods in the history of mankind, when horrific acts of cruelty became commonplace and Germany seemed to have gone crazy following the direction of a madman, unexpected heros came to light. And although there were those who would try to destroy it, true love would prevail. Here, in this lost land ruled by human monsters, Petra will learn that even when one faces what appears to be the end of the world if one looks hard enough one will find that there is always “A Flicker Of Light.”

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  1. Hi Roberta, I too write historical fiction (and nonfiction). Has this genre been difficult to make a living in for you? If not, do tell!

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