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Joseph Gavi: Young Hero of the Minsk Ghetto
     

Joseph Gavi: Young Hero of the Minsk Ghetto

by Carlton Jackson
 

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Follow the shocking but true story of Joseph Gavi, a small Jewish boy growing up in Minsk, Byelorussia, during the German invasion of WWII. Relive unspeakable horrors surrounding him as he at first struggles to simply survive and then to overcome his brutal oppressors through covert action with the "Freedom Fighters," rescuing more than 200 of his people from the

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Follow the shocking but true story of Joseph Gavi, a small Jewish boy growing up in Minsk, Byelorussia, during the German invasion of WWII. Relive unspeakable horrors surrounding him as he at first struggles to simply survive and then to overcome his brutal oppressors through covert action with the "Freedom Fighters," rescuing more than 200 of his people from the imprisoning ghetto while constantly evading immediate death by execution. Read with spellbinding detail of each harrowing escape, at times only inches from being discovered and from tortuous death. Experience the wartime betrayal of "loyal" friends and later that of comrades as his postwar successes in the Soviet Union are thwarted by his old enemy: anti-Semitism. Finally, follow this highly decorated veteran, mountain-climbing instructor, and scientist as he resolves to pierce the Iron Curtain and flee to America—only to face the frustrations of a repressive bureaucratic battleground for his entrepreneurial success through citizenship in the USA.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016527215
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company KY
Publication date:
05/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Carlton Jackson is a University Distinguished Professor of History at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, where he has taught since 1961. He is also the University’s “Right Honorable Mace.” He has held four senior Fulbright senior lecturing awards: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and in the 1989-90 school year, he was the Bicentennial Professor of American Studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland. He has been on numerous lecture tours for the U.S. State Department and U.S. Information Agency in Asia, Europe, and South America. He has been a visiting professor at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia; Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts; Graz University in Austria; Belize College in Belize; and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. He lives with his wife, Pat, out in the wilderness of Butler Country, Kentucky. Joseph Gavi is his 19th book.

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