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In the unlikeliest of places : how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism

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In the unlikeliest of places : how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism
Call No: 940.5315 L71i

Call Number940.5315 L71i
Dates©2014
Statement of ResponsibilityAnnette Libeskind Berkovits ; foreword by Daniel Libeskind.
Creators & ContributorsLibeskind Berkovits, Annette (author)
Libeskind, Daniel (contributor)
Libeskind, Nachman (subject)
Summary"Nachman Libeskind’s remarkable story is an odyssey through crucial events of the twentieth century. With an unshakable will and a few drops of luck, he survives a pre-war Polish prison; witnesses the 1939 Nazi invasion of Lodz and narrowly escapes; is imprisoned in a brutal Soviet gulag where he helps his fellow inmates survive, and upon regaining his freedom treks to the foothills of the Himalayas, where he finds and nearly loses the love of his life. Later, the crushing communist regime and a lingering postwar anti-Semitism in Poland drive Nachman and his young family to Israel, where he faces a new form of discrimination. Then, defiantly, Nachman turns a pocketful of change into a new life in New York City, where a heartbreaking promise leads to his unlikely success as a modernist painter that inspires others to pursue their dreams." Publisher
Contents
  • Foreword / by Daniel Libeskind
  • Author's Note
  • Part 1: Before
  • Part 2: Purgatory
  • Part 3: After
  • Epilogue
Physical Description xiii, 276 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[Waterloo, ON] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press
RecognitionGifted in 2015 by Lucien Lieberman in memory of Bronia Sonnenschein, Holocaust survivor and outreach speaker