Narrow Escapes: A Boy's Holocaust Memories and Their Leagcy [NOOK Book]

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Narrow Escapes makes an important contribution to the understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust as experienced by a twelve year old boy. It will touch readers as they share the experiences of young holocaust survivors. This book is ultimately a story that expresses a sense of optimism, despite the horrors expressed in it. In the foreword, John Roth states, “Narrow Escapes defines Samuel Oliner’s life in more ways than one. Not only is he a Holocaust survivor who barely eluded the genocidal “Final Solution” ...
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Narrow Escapes: A Boy's Holocaust Memories and Their Leagcy

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Overview

Narrow Escapes makes an important contribution to the understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust as experienced by a twelve year old boy. It will touch readers as they share the experiences of young holocaust survivors. This book is ultimately a story that expresses a sense of optimism, despite the horrors expressed in it. In the foreword, John Roth states, “Narrow Escapes defines Samuel Oliner’s life in more ways than one. Not only is he a Holocaust survivor who barely eluded the genocidal “Final Solution” that Nazi Germany unleashed on the European Jews during the Second World War. Oliner is also a groundbreaking Holocaust scholar who has focused attention on the rescuers—small in number but immensely significant nonetheless—who risked their lives to give Jews life-saving narrow escapes during those dark times.



Oliner’s personal experience of the Holocaust produced memories that have never left him. Oliner’s significant epilogue in this new edition both updates his story and helps to show how his narrow escape led to a remarkable career.” Narrow Escapes is readable and recommended for all ages, including elementary, high school, and college students.
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Editorial Reviews

Professor of Socialogy, City University of New York - William B. Helmreich
Perhaps the most engrossing book I have ever read of this painful subject.
Criminal Justice Consultant - Mona Lessing Skolnick
A story of triumph. It offers a truly unique perspective in the literature of the Holocaust. The author is dramatic, touching, and amazingly vivid.
Professor of Literature, Webster College - Harry James Cargas
I read it in one sitting. It is an extremely moving drama.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013627598
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 849,059
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

SAMUEL P. OLINER is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Humboldt State University, in Arcata, California. He taught in the area of race relations, anti-Semitism, genocide, the Holocaust, altruism, prosocial behavior, intergroup apology and forgiveness. Dr. Oliner has written and co-authored many books, including The Altruistic Personality: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe.
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