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A Survivor's Duty: Surviving the Holocaust and Fighting for Israel : A Story of Father and Son

Gabriel Laufer
Format
Book
Published
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018.
Language
English
Series
The Holocaust
Holocaust (Boston, Mass.)
ISBN
9781618117823, 1618117823, 9781618117830, 1618117831, 9781618117847
Summary
"This book is the author's attempt and duty to, in the words of Elie Wiesel, "Bear witness for the dead and for the living". Through extensive research in archives, family documents, and literature, Laufer unearthed his father's lost biography as a slave in the Hungarian forced labor battalions and in German concentration camps, his return to Hungary, and his daring escape from Stalinist Hungary to Israel. Laufer's father's experiences mark one of the saddest points in Jewish history and the story is contrasted with his own in Israel during the Six Days war, a pinnacle in Jewish history and during the Israeli wars that followed"--
Contents
  • June 1942: Imprisoned in the tolonchaz
  • July 1942: Budapest
  • August 1942: Leaving Gyula
  • August 1942: Puspokladany, Hungary
  • September 1942: Gomel, Ukraine
  • September-October 1942: When man becomes a horse
  • October-December 1942: Stary Oskol
  • May 1967: Dark clouds over Israel
  • May-June 1967: The Six-Day War
  • Summer 1967: Messianic days (or so we thought)
  • January 1943: Near Stalingrad
  • 1968-1970: The War of Attrition
  • October 1973: The Yom Kippur War
  • November 1944-May 1945: Dachau and Muhldorf, Germany
  • May 1945: Liberation 268
  • July 1945: Home at last
  • 1945-1949: Budapest
  • July-August 1949: Escape from Hungary
  • June 1982: A war of deception.
Description
xiv, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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