For Those I Loved

For Those I Loved

by Martin Gray
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For Those I Loved by Martin Gray

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

We need only to look back to Rwanda, and now to Darfur, to see that once again we are living the worst of times. Who better to guide our understanding and give us hope than Martin Graya man who survived the worst of times, flourished, and still managed to find joy in living?

Martin has come full circle since his boyhood world was turned upside down by the German invasion of Poland in 1939. Overnight, the teenage Martin and his family were immersed in the horrors of the Holocaust and held captive in the Warsaw Ghetto. It was a nightmare of brutality, starvation, and death. Martin became a clever smuggler to help his family surviveuntil the "butchers" of Treblinka took his mother and brothers. Against impossible odds, Martin survived and returned to fight in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. As the Nazis incinerated the ghetto, he escaped to fight with the partisans, and then the Red Army.

After the war, Martin made his way to New York. The cunning and skills he developed during the war enabled him to learn the language and create a successful business. At 35, he retired to France with a fortune and a beautiful Dutch wife, starting a family and living in happiness and peace. But his world was shattered once again by a forest fire that engulfed his fleeing family. In a tragic repeat of history, Martin alone survived.

Martin Gray's past could be our future if we don't heed his call to be the change. In this 35th anniversary expanded edition of For Those I Loved, a book beloved by millions of readers worldwide, Martin reminds us that the past is connected to the present. Only we can ensure that history is not repeated.

Martin Gray still lives in the South of France and has devoted his life to his family, writing, human rights, and environmental and cultural causes. He received the United Nations Dag Hammar­skjöld Award and the Gold Medal of European Merit.

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ISBN-13: 9781612832180
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/04/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 559,143
File size: 12 MB
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For Those I Loved 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd originally come across For Those I Loved at the library about 15 years ago and once I started, I couldn't stop reading. It's beautiful and horrible, a fast paced story, with an unbelievable main character who just happened to be a real person. At the time, I recommended it to my mother and she loved it as well. This version has extra notes and photos at the beginning and end. The only complaint I have is that this e-version has an incredible amount of typos. It reads like a bad bootleg, not a version purchased through B&N.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing man and riveting book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was sobbing, laughing, horrified, and uplifted by Mr. Grays experiences. He is a fabulous writer, expressing the horrors and beauty he's lived, at the same time, he's articulating his personal, inner journey. Incredible, really.... I'm a bit speechless, which doesn't happen often! The love Martin Gray exudes, even through the 'hell on earth' and his dark night of the soul so inspires me. I recommend this book to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though it reads like a novel, this is the true story about Martin Gray and how he survived the Holocaust. The writing is outstanding, the story is inspiring, and I'm not exaggering when I say that reading this book is a life altering experience. It's a story about hope, courage, and the rewards of tenacity, and I'm a better person for having read it. Thank you, Martin Gray.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THOSE I LOVE is a book everyone should read it really hits you just how innocent people went through the holocaust and MARTIN GRAY has put into his own life and words for us after living through it. a book you can't put down - thank you MARTIN GRAY
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a mother of 3 very active children a full time job and all the other titles I carry, and for the most part never have an extra min. in my day. My sister is Karen Schuback and she found this book and worked very hard to have re-published and advised me to take time from my busy life to read it. Thank you Martin Gray for writing this wonderful book and sharing your story and thank you Sister Karen for telling me to take time from my busy life to read it. I am numb and physically drained from the emothions that this book took me through. My life is pretty good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 15 years old and I had to do a report for school on the Holocaust. I did not know or realize what the Holocaust was all about until I read this book. The author was very brave during the war, I think he was the same age as I am now. I don't think I could have done what he did with so much courage. Thank you Martin for writing this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should be offered to all college and high school students. I have never read a book that was more heartfelt and honest then this memoir. Please get the word out, everyone should be more like Martin Gray.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will be in my home collection for as long as I live. I cannot say enough good things about 'For Those I Loved' The story blew me away, and I encourage everyone to read it and re-read it, it will put your problems into perspective and hopefully change you for the better. Martin Gray is my hero.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read anywhere from 5 - 8 books a month. This book is the best book I have read in my life. Martin Gray is phenomenal at using words to express his feelings and stories in a way that causes the reader to truly feel. Words will not do this book, his life, justice. Tragic, yet inspiring. You must read this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is non-fiction and absolutly wonderful! It tells the truth about the Ghetto of Warsaw. How a boy, Martin Gray, or Mietek, struggles through life, how he didn't start life until World War 2 started. He is a Jew, and had to learn many different languages, strategies, and talking to get away from the Gestapo and their group. He was caught with his family and sent to Treblinka... his family is killed... and well... I'll let you find out the rest. This is truth, and once you realize that, you won't stop crying and cheering throughout the whole book, I didn't. Please, enjoy!