• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
John Paul Ii's Letter to a Jewish Friend: The Heart-Rending Story of Two Polish Boys Divided by World War II, Reunited by Love (Paperback)
  • John Paul Ii's Letter to a Jewish Friend: The Heart-Rending Story of Two Polish Boys Divided by World War II, Reunited by Love (Paperback)
zoom

John Paul Ii's Letter to a Jewish Friend: The Heart-Rending Story of Two Polish Boys Divided by World War II, Reunited by Love (Paperback)

(author)
£16.50
Paperback 108 Pages / Published: 30/06/2014
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Karol "Lolek" Wojtyla and Jerzy "Jurek" Kluger were schoolmates until the autumn of 1938. They played hockey and went to dances together, went skiing and swimming, and studied in one another's houses. They learned about life from their loving families and endured the agony of tests and entrance examinations as a team. High school graduation and creeping anti-Semitism led to their separation. In the years that followed, they endured the unendurable: the invasion of Poland, the destruction of the Wadowice community, the creation of the Jewish ghetto, the decimation of the synagogue; the army for Jurek, the catacombed seminary study for Lolek, the loss of beloved family members, and every day the fear for their very lives. It would be 50 years before their emotional reunion. The seed of hope that had been planted in their personal story would be magnified by world-changing events in politics and religion. So it was that when the rebuilt synagogue in Wadowice was about to be dedicated in 1989, Pope John Paul II wrote a letter to his Jewish friend, Jerzy Kluger, re-establishing the ties of friendship. When diplomatic ties between the Vatican and the State of Israel were being established on December 30, 1993, and again on April 7, 1994, when the Holocaust was being remembered in the Papal Concert to Commemorate the Shoah, on April 7, 1994, Lolek and Jurek, together, remembered, and were healed.

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
ISBN: 9780824520441
Number of pages: 108
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
Added to basket
How Not To Be a Boy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
Added to basket
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Patrick Melrose Volume 1
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Recovery
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Things Can Only Get Worse?
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
Natives
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
The Winning Formula
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
All That Remains
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Added to basket
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.