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Amidst Latvians During the Holocaust By Edward Anders
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"One of the best books of 2011"…A nerve-wracking saga in which life and death depend on a capricious fate…absorbing lucidity…vivid portraits…simple moral vision... More > that resonates: "I became immunized against prejudice”. A testament of remarkable clarity and humanity, wrung from dark experience.— KIRKUS REVIEWS. ***Surviving the Holocaust by a hair, Anders became a brilliant scientist. Part I is a memoir of his youth, including the Soviet and German occupations of Latvia. Part II discusses, with objectivity and precision, Latvian conduct during WWII. —ANDREW EZERGAILIS, Professor of History, Ithaca, NY. ***Anders survived by an outright lie (invented by his father) that his mother was a German foundling raised by a Jewish couple. His father was soon executed, but Edward and his mother bluffed their way through the nightmarish years of the German occupation (1941-1945). —MORRIS HALLE, Institute Professor of Linguistics, MIT, Cambridge, MA.< Less
Amidst Latvians During the Holocaust By Edward Anders
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"ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2011" (Kirkus Reviews). Edward (15) survived the Holocaust by an audacious lie invented by his father: his mother, Erica, would claim to be a German foundling... More > raised by a Jewish family. The ploy didn’t save his father, who was shot along with 98% of the Jews in Latvia, but it gave Erica the provisional status of an Aryan and her two sons that of half-Jews. The scheme became a cat-and-mouse game with skeptical Nazi officials; the family gleaned one temporary reprieve after another as they amassed bogus documentation of German ancestry—the author used his knowledge of chemistry to alter identity papers—always aware that one false step could land them in a mass grave. He tells this harrowing story with absorbing lucidity, with a simple moral vision—“I met enough decent, brave, and noble Germans and Latvians during the war to be immunized against prejudice”—that resonates. A testament of remarkable clarity and humanity, wrung from dark experience. (Condensed from Kirkus Reviews).< Less
19 Months in a Cellar By Edward Anders
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After losing most of their families in the Holocaust, 4 Jews in Liepaja/Latvia are hidden by a brave gentile couple (Roberts and Johanna Seduls), who build a hiding place in the cellar of an... More > apartment building in the center of town and provide handguns and a radio for the Jews. Gradually 7 other Jews join them after hair-raising escapes. At first all are elated, but as the months go by and the Red Army fails to capture the city, relations become more and more strained by crowding, food shortages, air raids, police searches, and other almost daily scares. Tragically, the rescuer Roberts Seduls is killed by a Soviet bomb two months before the end of the war. Liberation—if that is the word—by the Red Army comes only after German capitulation on May 9, 1945.< Less
19 Months in a Cellar By Edward Anders
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After losing most of their families in the Holocaust, 4 Jews in Liepaja/Latvia are hidden by a brave gentile couple (Roberts and Johanna Seduls), who build a hiding place in the cellar of an... More > apartment building in the center of town and provide handguns and a radio for the Jews. Gradually 7 other Jews join them after hair-raising escapes. At first all are elated, but as the months go by and the Red Army fails to capture the city, relations become more and more strained by crowding, food shortages, air raids, police searches, and other almost daily scares. Tragically, the rescuer Roberts Seduls is killed by a Soviet shell two months before the end of the war. Liberation—if that is the word—by the Red Army comes only after German capitulation on May 9, 1945.< Less
To No Man's Glory a Child's Holocaust memoir By Victoria Benson
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Moments before the slaughter of Jewish orphans in Riga during WWII, a half-Gentile orphan is rescued by a young Jewish woman. The next four years of Arturs' life are spent dodging captivity in the... More > forests of Nazi-occupied Latvia. The boy's faith in God and natural optimism carry him through the resulting trauma, but he must overcome his anger and shame when he is sent to America as an adolescent. His account of his journey fraught with challenges and triumphs as he arrives in America speaking no English and must learn to integrate and navigate a foreign country.< Less
Survivor By Zvi Glaser
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A Latvian Jew in the Red Army in the Great Patriotic War. The harrowing true story of a teenage boy who decided joining the Soviet Army during the Great Patriotic War was better than being a slave... More > worker in a Soviet coal mine. This is the story of his experiences during that war, what his family endured, and his survival up to the present day. 15 photos, glossary.< Less