Fleeing the Nazis, Surviving the Gulag, and Arriving in the Free World: My Life and Times

Fleeing the Nazis, Surviving the Gulag, and Arriving in the Free World: My Life and Times

by Victor Zarnowitz


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ISBN-13: 9780313357787
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2008
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Victor Zarnowitz is one of the world's leading authorities on business cycles, business indicators, and forecast evaluation. He is Senior Fellow and Economic Counselor to the Conference Board. Dr. Zarnowitz is also Professor Emeritus of Economics and Finance, Graduate School of Business, The University of Chicago, and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. The recipient of many awards and honors, he is the author of Business Cycles: Theory, History, Indicators, and Forecasting.

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Vanished World

Chapter One: And Music Was in the Air

Chapter Two: The Saddest Thing

Chapter Three: 17 Days

Chapter Four: The Gulag

Chapter Five: Love in Ili

Chapter Six: From the Ashes

Chapter 7: The Association of Jewish Students

Chapter Eight: Our American Education

Chapter Nine: My American Century

Chapter Ten: Peaks and Valleys

Epilogue: An Octogenarian in a New Millennium


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Robert E. Lipsey

"Victor Zarnowitz, probably the world's pre-eminent scholar of business cycles, has written a fascinating account of his life up to now, mostly in the turbulence of the 20th Century. The book is not only a narrative of triumph over many evil forces and events, but is also illuminated by the warm, kind, and thoughtful personality of the author, familiar to those who have known him for many years. It is partly that personality that comes out in his love for democracy and freedom, evident throughout the book."

Paul Volcker

"Victor Zarnowitz is an economist—an absolutely first-class economist. He is one of the few totally at home both with masses of data and with sorting out that data in ways that cast fresh light over the way the economy works. But this memoir is not a statistical book. Rather, it's a uniquely personal story. It's a human story and a quintessential American story: the triumph of the human spirit in the context of freedom and opportunity."

Jon Hilsenrath

"Victor Zarnowitz stands among the great business cycle researchers of the past half century. His work as an economist helped his adopted nation navigate uncertain times. This very personal story of how he navigated war and economic calamity is a moving and important tale. From a youth in the Polish town of Auschwitz, to Russian gulags, to his research in Heidelberg and Chicago and New York, he is a survivor who lost much in his journey. He has also given very much back."

Alan S. Blinder

"Victor Zarnowitz is a national treasure—and, having survived the Nazi invasion, he's an American national treasure. He probably knows more about business cycles than anyone alive. But even such a monumental store of knowledge is just a part of Victor—as this book beautifully demonstrates."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would reccomend this book to qnyone who likles the Natiz's. I do not like them but what i meant was if you like reading holocaust books. This one is a good book and ha interesting characters. Very good