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Destined to Live
     

Destined to Live

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by William Ungar, David Chanoff
 

William Ungar's biography Destined to Live is a perilous yet triumphant account of a young Polish soldier who suffered tremendous personal losses during the Holocaust. Despite losing several of his loved ones, Ungar did not succumb to anguish and despair. Ungar lost his entire family, including his wife and son, under the German occupation. His faith in Divine

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William Ungar's biography Destined to Live is a perilous yet triumphant account of a young Polish soldier who suffered tremendous personal losses during the Holocaust. Despite losing several of his loved ones, Ungar did not succumb to anguish and despair. Ungar lost his entire family, including his wife and son, under the German occupation. His faith in Divine Providence sustained him until he could arrive in America on May 20, 1946. Here, he renewed his life, remarried and raised a happy family. Ungar is forever grateful to the United States for enabling him as a refugee, to fulfill his dreams and aspirations.

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Parade Magazine
A moving memoir, William Ungar's words are not simply a life story, but a powerful life lesson. You will not soon forget the woman he loved, the son he lost, the kindness of a few, the cowardice of many, and Ungar's own fierce struggle to survive. A compelling testimony to the meaning of the life of one man.
— Lyric Wallwork Winik, Contributing Editor
Booknews
These memoirs relate the remarkable journey of Unger (a co- founder of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum) from being the sole Jew in a German-fighting Polish unit to his imprisonment by the Soviets as a spy, internment by the Nazis, life in the US as a Holocaust survivor, and 1992 visit to Poland. Includes family photos, and maps of the Lvov ghetto and Janowska labor camp. Chanoff counts Ariel Sharon among his book collaborators. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761818069
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
11/08/2000
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.06(d)

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Lyric Wallwork
Lyric Wallwork, Winik Contributing Editor
A moving memoir, William Ungar's words are not simply a life story, but a powerful life lesson. You will not soon forget the woman he loved, the son he lost, the kindness of a few, the cowardice of many, and Ungar's own fierce struggle to survive. A compelling testimony to the meaning of the life of one man.

Meet the Author

William Ungar is one of the founders of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., as well as the Museum of Jewish Heritage of the City of New York.

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Destined to Live 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
william ungar's testimonial is a testimony to life itself, to the goodness inherent in humanity despite surrounding evil, to the ability of the human spirit to rebuild and renew, to hope, to never give up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read 'Destined To Live,' and it is clear throughout this beatifully written book that behind the pen is a man who has suffered the worst life can offer, and triumphed above it all. William Ungar learned to enjoy all the beauty life will return to a man who will only move forward with grace, dignity and generosity, regardless of the cruel challenges life can offer. There is much we can all learn from how William Ungar lives his life.