The Last Jews in Berlin by Leonard GrossThe Last Jews in Berlin by Leonard Gross

The Last Jews in Berlin

byLeonard Gross

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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In February 1943, four thousand Jews went underground in Berlin. By the end of the war, all but a few hundred of them had died in bombing raids or, more commonly, in death camps. This is the real-life story of some of the few of them - a young mother, a scholar and his countess lover, a black-market jeweler, a fashion designer, a Zionist, an opera-loving merchant, a teen-age orphan - who resourcefully, boldly, defiantly, luckily survived. In hiding or in masquerade, by their wits and sometimes with the aid of conscience-stricken German gentiles, they survived. They survived the constant threat of discovery by the Nazi authorities or by the sinister handful of turncoat Jewish "catchers" who would send them to the gas chambers. They survived to tell this tale, which reads like a thriller and triumphs like a miracle. "The author's skillful selection of detail and his narrative drive have created the type of footnote [to history] that illuminates an entire subject." - New York Times Book Review "A tour de force . . . A consummately suspenseful narrative . . . remindful, in [its] exquisite detail, of Capote's In Cold Blood" - Los Angeles Times "An historian's book, a storyteller's book, and - most of all - a reader's book . . . All the real-life stuff of a John le Carré novel" - Los Angeles Herald Examiner
Leonard Gross is also the author of "Strangers at the Gate".
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Title:The Last Jews in BerlinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.78 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0786706872

ISBN - 13:9780786706877

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Tells the stories of some of the few Jews to remain in Berlin throughout the War and survive, and discusses the reasons they stayed and the techniques they used to stay alive

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"The author’s skillful selection of detail and his narrative drive have created the type of footnote [to history] that illuminates an entire subject." (New York Times Book Review)"A tour de force . . . A consummately suspenseful narrative . . . remindful, in [its] exquisite detail, of Capote’s In Cold Blood" (Los Angeles Times)"An historian’s book, a storyteller’s book, and - most of all - a reader’s book . . . All the real-life stuff of a John le Carré novel" (Los Angeles Herald Examiner)