Out of the Depths

Out of the Depths

The Story of A Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last

eBook - 2011
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Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel--and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, miraculous, and inspiring account of life in one of the Nazis' deadliest concentration camps, and how he managed to survive against all possible odds. Lau, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, also chronicles his life after the war, including his emigration to Mandate Palestine during a period that coincides with the development of the State of Israel. The story continues up through today, with that once-lost boy of eight now a brilliant, charismatic, and world-revered figure who has visited with Popes John Paul and Benedict; the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and countless global leaders including Ronald Reagan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Tony Blair.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. : In conjunction with OU Press, c2011.
Edition: English-language ed.
ISBN: 9781402790959
1402790953
140278631X
9781402786310
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 380 p., [16] leave of plates) : ill. (some col.).

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