Tag: Holocaust

My Family’s Survival

My Family’s Survival

| March 20, 2019

For the Shwartz family, survival was the only option. Their will to live, and a bit a luck, kept the family safe during the Holocaust, bringing them across Eastern Europe all the way to Israel. In 1937, the Shwartz family lived a calm life in their small village in Poland. Fifteen-year-old Rachel liked to sing […]

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The Nazi, the Princess, and the Shoemaker

The Nazi, the Princess, and the Shoemaker

| October 8, 2018

Have you ever heard of a Jew who saved a Nazi’s life? Who evaded capture by pretending to be a Polish peasant, a Communist spy, a partisan, and a Rabbi? Who spent months starving in the woods, sleeping in haystacks in the freezing cold, only to finish off the war in a luxurious palace as […]

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Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter

Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter

| June 4, 2018

Avraham Perlmutter is just ten years old when his life changes forever. In 1938, the Nazis arrive in Avraham’s hometown of Vienna, Austria. Desperate to help their son survive, his parents send him to the Netherlands. But the invading German army soon follows. During the ensuing war-torn years, young Avraham braves harrowing captures, daring escapes, […]

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Return Not Desired

Return Not Desired

| September 16, 2017

Rare is the memoir that reaches past the boundaries of the author’s own mind and connects readers with the mind of the past. Church’s second offering does so with delicate flashes of poignancy, bolstered by vivid images of haunted places and forgotten people. In these pages the often distant and inaccessible dreamscape of the Holocaust […]

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