On the Fields of Loneliness

On the Fields of Loneliness

by Hersch Altman
     
 

This is a remarkable memoir of a young boy, who survived the murders of his father, mother, and three sisters and the destruction of his home and town, while evading his pursuers throughout the Holocaust. The youngest of four children and only son of an affluent merchant and Jewish community leader, Hersch Altman vividly depicts his early years in Brzezany, and… See more details below

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This is a remarkable memoir of a young boy, who survived the murders of his father, mother, and three sisters and the destruction of his home and town, while evading his pursuers throughout the Holocaust. The youngest of four children and only son of an affluent merchant and Jewish community leader, Hersch Altman vividly depicts his early years in Brzezany, and recounts in vibrant detail the hardships his family endured during the Soviet occupation. He goes on to relate the brutality of the Nazi occupation, the intolerable life in the ghetto, the horrors of the Aktionen, and the ingeniously constructed bunker that eluded the Nazi soldiers and their dogs. Altman describes how each member of his family was killed and the many near-death encounters he faced and miraculously escaped. The reader cannot help but share the author's fears, sadness and loneliness in hiding – often completely alone – in barns, forests, fields and attics. The unanswerable question, "Why me, my God?" echoes throughout his gripping tale.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976073970
Publisher:
Holocaust Survivors Memoirs Project
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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