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Escape to Life: A Journey Through the Holocaust: The Memories of Maria and William Herskovic

ISBN: 9789653081529
Publisher: Yad Vashem Pubns
Edition: First Edition
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 218
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Caught in the crossfire of Nazi oppression, two people triumph in this story of courage, luck and passion during one of the darkest moments of the 20th Century. After surviving a perilous escape from the infamous death camps of Auschwitz, William Herskovic miraculously made his way across Nazi-occupied Europe. Becoming one of the first recorded eyewitnesses of Hitler's atrocities, he alerted the underground, and was eventually credited with the rescue of hundreds, perhaps thousands, bound for the gas chambers. Mireille, still merely a teenager, managed to hide her parents in attics and rural homes, risking her life daily to venture out for the food to keep them alive. The Herskovic family survived the perils of the Holocaust with their souls and spirits soaring.

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