Escape From The Nazis

The Incredible and Inspiring Saga of Two Young Jews on the Run in World War II Poland

Benjamin Mandelkern

Ben Mandelkern was only 23 when the Nazis invaded his native Poland in September 1939. From then until the end of the war his one concern was survival. Like other Polish Jews, Ben and his young wife, Helena, came face to face with the evil of Nazism as their families and friends were murdered by the SS.
Publication date:
January 2011
Publisher :
Formac/Lorimer
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781550280555
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£25.00
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Overview
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• A poignant, heartfelt account of one brave Jewish man's fight to escape the Nazis and save his sweetheart

Ben Mandelkern was only 23 when the Nazis invaded his native Poland in September 1939. From then until the end of the war his one concern was survival.

Like other Polish Jews, Ben and his young wife, Helena, came face to face with the evil of Nazism as their families and friends were murdered by the SS. Ben himself was captured, but in an incredible display of clear-headedness and courage he managed to escape from the train transporting him to Treblinka. Separated from Helena, he stayed one step ahead of their persecutors, participating in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising before finally being liberated by the Russians in 1945. Free at last, he struggled desperately to reunite with his beloved wife.

Escape from the Nazis is Mandelkern's remarkable saga, a tale of terror and remarkable heroism, and a love story like no other.

About the Author
Benjamin Mandlekern was born in 1916. He came to Canada in 1950 and lived in Montreal until 1968, when he moved to Toronto. He wrote Escape from the Nazis to satisfy the curiosity of his children and grandchildren about his life story.