March 4, 2017

A Hebraic Obsession by Mort Laitner

By Mort Laitner

A ten-year previous boy hides on the most sensible of a stairwell hearing his father inform his harrowing story-a tale approximately virtually being gassed to demise in a Nazi focus camp. He does not dare ask his father to provide an explanation for. His dad deals no extra information.

Follow Mort Laitner's trip from youth to retirement as he obsesses approximately his father, the Holocaust, Judaism, and existence. Laitner learns approximately his father's nightmarish travels in the course of global battle II from his father's Holocaust tapes, from books describing how he labored as a physician in slave exertions camps, from a doctoral thesis on Holocaust stories, and from a transcript of his father's testimony at a US army tribunal which resulted in a Nazi commandant's dying sentence. Clue through clue, lacking info come to gentle describing that fateful day while his father stood bare and confronted the gasoline chamber. learn the impressive tale of the way Wolf Laitner used to be despatched to Russia with a unit of 349 fellow Jewish prisoners in cover. They got German army education and uniforms bearing swastikas, then despatched to Russia in the course of Operation Barbarossa to paintings at the railway method.

Hitch a experience throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Africa, from the Fifties during the new millennium as Mort Laitner stocks his family's tales approximately survival, prejudice, good fortune, love, and miracles.

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