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Touch of an Angel

Author(s): Henryk Schönker
Subject(s): Political history, Social history, History of Judaism, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), History of Antisemitism
Published by: Ośrodek KARTA
Keywords: testimony; memoirs; Holocaust; Shoah; Jews; World War II; Stalinism; UB (secret political police); Auschwitz; Cracow; Tel Aviv
Summary/Abstract: The story of a Jewish boy who survived the Holocaust. The book shows that for Jews there was no effective system of coping with the Nazi oppression. Neither connections nor money could save them – the survivors had to be extremely lucky in the first place and have a tremendous will of survival. The testimony is supplemented with the description of an amazing process: Auschwitz could have become a point of mass emigration of the Jews and not a site of extermination. The present fourth edition of the book contains documents fully confirming the truthfulness of that thesis. These memoirs are expanded with the post-war history of the Schönker family, including their struggle with the secret political police persecuting Jewish entrepreneurs (1945–1955).

  • Page Count: 440
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish