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Escape to Life: A Journey through the Holocaust: The Memories of Maria & William Herskovic
     

Escape to Life: A Journey through the Holocaust: The Memories of Maria & William Herskovic

by Patricia Herskovic, Herskovic
 

Caught in the crossfire of Nazi oppression, two people triumph in this story of courage, luck and passion during one of the darkest moments of the 20th Century. After surviving a perilous escape from Auschwitz's infamous death camps, William Herskovic miraculously made his way across Nazi-occupied Europe. Becoming one of the first recorded eyewitnesses of Hitler's

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Caught in the crossfire of Nazi oppression, two people triumph in this story of courage, luck and passion during one of the darkest moments of the 20th Century. After surviving a perilous escape from Auschwitz's infamous death camps, William Herskovic miraculously made his way across Nazi-occupied Europe. Becoming one of the first recorded eyewitnesses of Hitler's atrocities, he alerted the underground, and was eventually credited with the rescue of hundreds, perhaps thousands, bound for the gas chambers. Mireille (Maria), still merely a teen, managed to hide her parents in attics and rural homes risking her life daily to venture out for the food to keep them alive.

Escape to Life is an inspiring story of two people that loved, lost, and learned to love again, against an historical background that must never be forgotten. Like many, William and Maria Herskovic survived the perils of the Holocaust, but unlike most, they did so with their souls and spirits soaring.


About the author
Patricia Herskovic was born in Belgium and immigrated to the United States as a child. She received her degree in political science from UCLA. Currently a motion picture producer, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Editorial Reviews

David Brin
Some historical events are so powerful, touching so many lives, that they can never become mere dusty facts on a page. They become woven into our minds, perhaps our very DNA-the way Patricia Herskovic still feels the loss of her sisters she never knew. In telling the story of her father's Holocaust survival, and so many others who never escaped, Herskovic takes us on a poignant journey of the heart. One of danger, loss, endurance, and ultimately triumph.
NY Times best-selling author of The Postman and Earth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789653081529
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Gray Davis
I applaud your [William Herskovic's] invaluable contributions during one of the darkest periods of our history!
California Governor in a congratulatory letter
Simon Wiesenthal Center Tribute
[William Herskovic's] survival saved hundreds!

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