Richard Pelzer Message Board
Rx posts on 7/11/2007 12:11:39 AM
I just read A brother's Journey today. The dynamics of all that happened and how it affects each individual are very complex. Dave and Richard havedone way more than just survived. So they don't have a close relationship with each other. Let it go. Lots of siblings have been through alot less and yet the dysfunctions of the parents and the dysfunctions of the childhood sabotaged any realistic sibling bonding. They have found other brothers, sisters and loves in their lives and are flourishing. Also, just because they gave different names to the siblings doesn't lose credibility. If I were writing something like they had to, for the reason of helping to raise awareness, I wouldn't necessarily use my siblings real names. I believe these are true accounts, but if only half the stories were true - they are appalling and that the boys grew up and are sharing their stories will help others keep aware and keep hope and watch and listen to the children.
Marina posts on 7/9/2007 7:07:59 PM
I just wish both of the brothers the best of luck. I know wat it 's like to live this way and i wish i was this strong too. I live in Belgium and when i read your books i was amazed by the strengh that you both had. I wish you continue the good work you do. Good luck from Belgium.
CityGal posts on 7/7/2007 7:29:53 PM
Richard was named "Russell" in David's books.
These books are heartbreaking. How can anyone call David and Richard a liar?
I wish both Richard and David the best.
Charlene posts on 7/7/2007 6:51:00 PM
I would like to know if Richard or Dave have any kind of relationship with each other or their brothers?
maria posts on 7/7/2007 3:41:13 PM
How can anyone call a frightened child a little nazi...? That is terrible. When you are a child you think as a child, and all you can think of is your own fear. I can remember when i was a child myself, if our mother became abusive, it was always a relief if she chose someone else to batter black and blue. I feel no guilt for that. Children are not to be hailed as heroes for saving someone else's skin ! What do you think this is - the army ? Wake up !!!
wendy posts on 7/7/2007 3:31:33 PM
Having been abused by our mother i can see why richard joined in against his brother david (because he was afraid for himself weak,whereas i was strong and was not afraid to stand up for my younger sister and my brother but my other sister was weak like richard(but she is affected by the fact that she made my life worse and my youngers sisters life worse).i hope to write a book soon but i am afraid to upset too many people but, i know i must do it.
Old Friend posts on 7/2/2007 3:37:47 PM
I knew all of them and I have found both stories to be accurate and truthful. Dave has his story and Richard has his. The other boys, their brothers, are also great people. They were as kids and are as adults. Why spend time blasting Richard and praise Dave or visa versa. What’s the point. By the way, if you want to comment on Dave use his page and comment there.
knew them both way back when posts on 6/27/2007 10:20:49 PM
Read back the comments...NO ONE has called DAVE PELZER (the real victim) a fake or a liar. They only call RICHARD PELZER (Dave's brother) a fake and a liar. RICHARD PELZER wrote his books ONLY after his brother DAVE gained some success from his books. He certainly deserved some success after what he was subjected to by both his mother and his brother (RICHARD PELZER). RICHARD PELZER ONLY wrote his pathetic book (anyone who has actually read RICHARD'S book will see that he only wrote it to make $ off of his brother's abuse). YES...THOSE OF US WHO KNEW BOTH DAVID AND RICHARD WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN AND KNOW WHO IS THE "BIG-FAT-LIAR". That would be RICHARD PELZER. It is NO WONDER that Dave won't have anything to do with "THE LITTLE NAZI" (RICHARD PELZER).
Avatar posts on 6/19/2007 10:58:11 AM
Thank you for the courage to share your life with us. Dealing with this kind of abuse for a whole lifetime is difficult. Helping others understand and learn from you is a great accomplishment. Some of the people who post here don’t get it. It’s not about the individual, is it?
key posts on 4/28/2007 10:36:37 AM
I think what happened to the two boys was horrible and the mother should have been PUNISHED long before she died. The father was there and did nothing to help his own boys. I've read all of Dave's books. Wonderful author. These books really opens the eyes of the readers to see just how bad child abuse is in the world and help people understand that there is hope for those being abused. I think Dave is a hero for coming forth and telling his story. Thanks Dave.
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