Small Miracles of the Holocaust: Extraordinary Coincidences of Faith, Hope, and Survival [NOOK Book]

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AWE-INSPIRING, TRUE STORIES FROM THE WORST OF TIMES "Out of the darkest period of Jewish history comes an uplifting and inspiring book that shows that hope is always warranted."—Jewish Women Magazine From the authors of the best-selling Small Miracles series comes this collection of more than fifty true, inspirational stories that are unique in the pantheon of Holocaust literature. Heartfelt, touching, and rich with bittersweet irony, Small Miracles of the Holocaust recounts love stories, remarkable reunions, and...
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Small Miracles of the Holocaust: Extraordinary Coincidences of Faith, Hope, and Survival

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Overview

AWE-INSPIRING, TRUE STORIES FROM THE WORST OF TIMES "Out of the darkest period of Jewish history comes an uplifting and inspiring book that shows that hope is always warranted."—Jewish Women Magazine From the authors of the best-selling Small Miracles series comes this collection of more than fifty true, inspirational stories that are unique in the pantheon of Holocaust literature. Heartfelt, touching, and rich with bittersweet irony, Small Miracles of the Holocaust recounts love stories, remarkable reunions, and narrow escapes—each ending with the uplifting twist that has become the trademark of this beloved series. "Love Among the Ruins"—a love story about a girl who saved a dying man during the Holocaust "The Other Doctor of Auschwitz"—the amazing postwar encounter between a Jewish woman and the heroic obstetrician who performed a heartrending deed to save her life "An Oscar for Oskar"—the coincidence that brought Oskar Schindler's story to the attention of Thomas Keneally and Steven Spielberg A beautiful tapestry of stories both magical and revelatory, no matter what one's persuasion or beliefs, Small Miracles of the Holocaust opens our eyes to the gifts and blessings that surround us all the time—even in the worst of times.
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“A special little book, an antidote to the stress, fury, and unfeelingness of many people’s hurried, everyday lives.”—Newsday “Judith Leventhal and Yitta Halberstam amaze and inspire with their incredible-but-true story collections . . . of wondrous true coincidences.”—People "Inspiring proof that small books, too, can make it big, SMALL MIRACLES is most assuredly living up to its title." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Small Miracles
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599216638
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 319,395
  • File size: 517 KB

Meet the Author

Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal, second-generation Holocaust survivors, are the authors of six titles in the best-selling Small Miracles series, including Small Miracles for the Jewish Heart.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Introduction xii

Love among the Ruins Tamar Snyder 1

My Pledge to Nachman Rabbi Yosef Schwartz 7

Sisters 16

Life in a Jar 28

A Robber's Redemption 34

The Ren Twins 44

Number 7416 51

An Unseen Blessing Pesi Dinnerstein 54

The Miracle of the Muddy Seat Louis Koplin 60

The Other Doctor of Auschwitz 65

A Question of Identity 71

Zayde's Travels Azriela Jaffe 76

Mama Is Always Right Nissan Krakinowski 79

The Swimmer Dov Haller 89

The Last Candle 92

Lost and Found Steve Eisenberg 96

The Love Story of Dovid and Shifra Dovid Landou 103

Friend of a Farmer Shoshana Goldwasser Schwartz Azriela Jaffe 112

My Betrayer, My Savior 115

A Boy Named Yitzchak, Waclaw, and Jack Liza M. Wiemer 123

Fall Prayers 130

Good Morning, Herr Mueller 134

Righteous among the Nations 137

The Search for Reb Burechl 144

The Philosopher Yisroel Besser 153

Business Partners 155

Strangers on a Train Shoshana Goldwasser Schwartz Azriela Jaffe 160

Melvina's Dream Bailey Lustig Breindy Muller 163

Comrades 168

A Promise to Father Tamar Snyder Frank Hershkowitz 173

Subway Reunion Ruth Fisher 176

Dancing with G-d 178

The Frequent Flyer 182

Seder Her Father 186

Shocking Discovery Raquel Schraub 190

Getting to Know Germaine Gerda Bikales 194

The Last Jew of Auschwitz 198

What's in a Name? Masha Leon 202

The Hidden Child 207

Trunkful of Letters 212

The Gold Pendant 218

The Train of Lights Pesi Dinnerstein 230

Miracle at the Gallows Cantor Leo Fettman Linda Ackerman 234

The War Artist 240

The Converted 247

The Namesake 250

A Dream Escape 253

"Der Kranke Yingele" (The Sick Boy) 259

Funeral for Baruch Rabbi Binny Friedman 263

An Oscar for Oskar Eric Saul 266

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Recipe

The Holocaust—perhaps the darkest period in human history—conjures up horrific images: death camps, torture, starvation, genocide on a grand scale. For survivors, the end of World War II and liberation all too often meant being alone, bereft of every last family member, frail in body and spirit. The thought of rebuilding life was daunting. Yet there were some rays of light during this nightmarish time: inexplicable events in which human lives were spared, families were brought back together, and the human spirit and faith somehow endured—because of a chance occurrence at just the right moment. These uplifting twists of fate or “extraordinary coincidences,” as they are known, have become the hallmark of the best-selling Small Miracles series, which has sold more than two million copies. In Small Miracles of the Holocaust—a magnificent work that appears on the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht (“night of the broken glass”)—authors Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal have collected over fifty remarkable Holocaust and post-Holocaust coincidences that defy the imagination and challenge credulity. From remarkable reunions and timeless love stories to amazing survival tales and new twists on heroic acts—ranging from Oskar Schindler to Chiune Sugihara—this book will become a staple in Holocaust literature and a cherished keepsake.  A beautiful tapestry of stories both magical and revelatory, no matter what one’s persuasion or beliefs, Small Miracles of the Holocaust opens our eyes to the gifts and blessings that surround us all the time—even in the worst of times. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Amazing

    This is a great book, portraying individual tales of miracles throughout the Nazi tyranny.

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