CARRY THE TORCH A LASTING LEGACY

November 15, 2018|
CARRY THE TORCH A LASTING LEGACY by Sam Weisberg
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In the Krakow-P?aszów concentration camp, both Ephroim Jablon and Sam Weisberg quickly learn of the brutality of the new commandant, Amon Göth, in early 1943. His wrath is near inescapable. By sheer luck, Sam becomes the commandant?s houseboy, a privileged, yet risky, position. Ephroim gets a job in the carpentry workshop, making him similarly ?useful,? yet he still lives in constant fear. At sixteen years old, both feel like they are walking a tightrope where one wrong move can make them the target of Göth?s unpredictable volatility. They are both ultimately deported and sent on different trajectories ? Ephroim to Auschwitz and the Mauthausen camp system and Sam to the Gross-Rosen concentration camps ? but their experiences in P?aszów are an ever-present reminder that their fates can change in an instant. Carry the Torch and A Lasting Legacy are the different yet parallel stories of two men who, as the sole survivors of their immediate families, must find their own way after the war and decide whether to keep their histories in the past.
Sam Weisberg (né Avraham Gajer) was born in Chorzów, Poland, in 1927. After his liberation in Bergen-Belsen, Sam worked as an interpreter in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons camp, liaising between the British soldiers and the Jewish police. Sam married in 1946 and immigrated to Toronto in 1959. In Toronto, Sam worked at Automatic La...
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Title:CARRY THE TORCH A LASTING LEGACY
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:November 15, 2018
Publisher:Azrieli Foundation
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781988065465

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