For Decades I Was Silent: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Back to Faith (Hardback)
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For Decades I Was Silent: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Back to Faith (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 30/10/2008
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In 1939, Baruch Goldstein was a religiously observant adolescent resident of the Jewish community in Mlawa, a town that was then in East Prussia. After war broke out, the Jewish community there was relatively sheltered, as that region was incorporated into the German Reich rather than into the General Government (the German-run fragment of pre-war Poland, where conditions were harsh for everyone). However in 1942, Goldstein was sent to Auschwitz, where he stayed two-and-a-half years. His family was scattered all to their deaths, but he survived the war - barely. "For Decades I Was Silent" is an account of life in a small Polish-German town and provides information on the religious life of the Jewish citizens. This book creates a direct sense of the random, mystifying personal violence individuals felt at the hands of Germans - not the anonymous industrial death machine, but immediate, face-to-face violence.After the war, Goldstein drifted as a refugee to UNRR camps in Italy. Over time, young Goldstein had to face the fact that all of his extended family was lost and he had only the possibilities of Palestine or help from distant relatives in the United States as a future. His American relatives urged him to enter the United States as a yeshiva student, and eventually he became a rabbi and started a family. As a young rabbinical student, and then as a rabbi, Goldstein was forced to confront the events of the Holocaust and the damage done to his faith. This well-written and evocative book eloquently handles Goldstein's story.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817316198
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

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