Outwitting Hitler, Surviving Stalin: The Story of Arthur Spindler (Paperback)Arthur Spindler (author)
Paperback 153 Pages / Published: 01/09/1997
- Not available
Arthur Spindler's autobiography is an extraordinary story of courage during the second world war when Poland was occupied by the Nazis. By a mixture of good fortune, clever deceptions of both the Germans and the Poles, Arthur and his wife managed to survive. Passing themselves off as non-Jews, both Spindlers worked for the Germans while Arthur was secretly active in the Polish Resistance. Arthur survived the Germans only to fall victim to the occupying Russians, and was jailed by Stalin's regime in the USSR. As the Holocaust survivors age, there is an increasing urgency for them to record their stories, each adding another dimension to this most terrible chapter of modern history. Arthur Spindler was 22 years old when the Nazis invaded, and observed events with a mature, unclouded outlook, all the while sustained by his own natural ebullience and cheerfulness. His retelling of those years retains that sense of immediacy, so reading his words or hearing his stories is akin to hearing tell of something that only happened yesterday The many black and white photographs, many of family members, add to this impression.
Publisher: UNSW Press
Number of pages: 153
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 13 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at