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Carry the torch / A lasting legacy
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 10 WEI

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 10 WEI
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2018]; ©2018
Statement of ResponsibilityCarry the torch / Sam Weisberg. A lasting legacy / Johnny Jablon.
Creators & ContributorsWeisberg, Sam (author)
Jablon, Johnny (author)
Sliwa, Joanna (contributor)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Weisberg, Sam (subject)
Jablon, Johnny (subject)
Summary"The turmoil of war and persecution pulls both Sam and Johnny to the Plaszow forced labour camp in Poland. In 1943, Johnny and Sam, only teenagers, quickly learn of the brutality of the new camp commandant, Amon Göth. By sheer luck, Sam becomes the commandant's houseboy, a privileged, yet risky, position, and Johnny gets a job in the carpentry workshop, 'useful' yet still living in constant fear. The young men both feel like they are walking a tightrope, where one wrong move can make them the target of Göth's unpredictable volatility. Ultimately deported and on different trajectories, their experiences in Plaszow become an ever-present reminder that their fates can change in an instant. Carry the Torch and A Lasting Legacy are 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." —Back cover
ContentsSeries Preface
About the Glossary
Introduction / Joanna Sliwa

Sam Weisberg
  • Polish Roots
  • Crossing Borders
  • To the Other Side
  • The Start of Terror
  • Speaking Up
  • Rebirth
  • Strength to Endure
  • New Names, New World
  • A Bar Mitzvah Abroad
  • Epilogue
Johnny Jablon
  • Preface
  • What I Remember
  • The Horrors of the Camps
  • The Luck of Selection
  • Staying Alive
  • Like Ghosts on the Move
  • Freedom!
  • Building a Home in a Camp
  • Canada and the Road to Happiness
  • Becoming a Family
  • I Found My Revenge
Physical Description xxviii, 219 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[Toronto] : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 16 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by The Azrieli Foundation