Item description for Friends for Life: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor and His Rescuers by Louis Goldman & Donna Kanter...
Overview This extraordinary book is a tribute to a group of young Catholic priests who, from 1943 to 1945, risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis. The author recounts the story of how his family survived the Holocaust in Italy because of the Italian clergy.
Publishers Description This extraordinary book is a tribute to a group of young Catholic priests who, for two years, from 1943 to 1945, risked their life to save Jews from the Nazis. The author, a noted photographer, came to the US after the war and became a photographer for the entertainment arts. However, he was compelled to recount the story of the events of his life and family, which survived the Holocaust in Italy, and the Italian clergy who had saved them. His memories are raw, agonizing, sorrowful, yet touched with poignant hope, and the relief of eventual liberation Readers will not fail to be moved by these stirring and painful memories that are marked with the example of these courageous priests who spared no efforts to save Goldman's family's life, as well as the lives of many others. Absorbing, wonderfully written, and, heart-rending, and, ultimately, life affirming, this book deserves to be widely read. A comparison with Anne Frank is not overstating its merit.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809145340 ISBN13 9780809145348
Reviews - What do customers think about Friends for Life: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor and His Rescuers?
Heartwarming yet disheartening all at the same time Feb 1, 2009
This was a great memoir of Louis Goldman's experience during the Holocaust. It makes you realize how much we all take our way of life for granted. Louis and his family lived through a terrible ordeal yet found love and kindness of strangers along the way. It's so heartwarming because of the beauty of love and sincerity of strangers and yet disheartening because of what many Jews had to endure. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book. It's a good lesson on history of both love and hate.
Heartwarming Read Dec 14, 2008
This book is a heartwarming read for those interested in brave people who helped to save lives during some of the most atrocious actions World War II. It demonstrates the goodness of the human spirit despite ethnic or racial differences as well as the selflessness of people who recognized the evil that was being perpetrated.