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Portrait of a young forger : a true story of adventure and survival in wartime Europe

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Portrait of a young forger : a true story of adventure and survival in wartime Europe
Call No: 940.5315 P94p

Call Number940.5315 P94p
Dates1990; ©1990
Statement of ResponsibilityMarian Pretzel.
Creators & ContributorsPretzel, M. M. (Marian M.) (author)
Wiesenthal, Simon (contributor)
Pretzel, M. M. (Marian M.) (subject)
Summary"In 1939 Marian Pretzel was a Jewish art student in the Polish town of Lvov. When the war came his family was destroyed and he was rounded up and sent to the infamous Janowska concentration camp. After a miraculous escape, Pretzel set about the business of surviving and became a skilled and daring underground forger. His story, tragic, inspiring and full of danger and suspense, tells how he managed to survive the horror of the Nazi occupation—and his triumph is not only that he did so but survived with his optimism and humour intact." —Back cover
Contents
  • Introduction / Simon Wiesenthal
  • Progress of World War II in Europe
  • Prologue
  • Part One: Lvov
  • Part Two: The Ghetto
  • Part Three: Kiev...Odessa...Bucharest
  • Part Four: Bucharest...Budapest...Palestine
  • Epilogue: Australia
Physical Description 343 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLondon : Arrow Books
EditionArrow edition
NotesFirst published in 1985 as By My Own Authority
RecognitionGifted by Myer Grinshpan