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"An important work of scholarship and a sudden clear window onto the heretofore sealed world of the Hasidic reaction to the Holocaust. Its true stories and fanciful miracle tales are a profound and often poignant insight into the souls of those who suffered terribly at the hands of the Nazis and who managed somehow to use that very suffering as the raw material for their renewed lives." — Chaim Potok
"A beautiful collection." — Saul Bellow
"Yaffa Eliach provides us with stories that are wonderful and terrible — true myths. We learn how people, when suffering dying, and surviving can call forth their humanity with starkness and clarity. She employs her scholarly gifts only to connect the tellers of the tales, who bear witness, to the reader who is stunned and enriched." — Robert J. Lifton
"In the extensive literature on the Holocaust, this is a unique book. Through it we can attain a glimpse of the victims' inner life and spiritual resources. Yaffa Eliach has done a superb job." — Jehuda Reinharz
89 original Hasidic tales-the first new Hasidic tales in over a century-collected by the author from Survivors of the Holocaust.