From Bergen-Belsen to Brooklyn : how a Holocaust survivor earned the protection of a Mafia boss
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From Bergen-Belsen to Brooklyn : how a Holocaust survivor earned the protection of a Mafia boss

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From Bergen-Belsen to Brooklyn : how a Holocaust survivor earned the protection of a Mafia boss
Call No: 940.5315 P64f

Call Number940.5315 P64f
Dates[2020]; ©2020
Statement of ResponsibilityLinda Rosenberg & Dr. Solomon Pinczewski.
Creators & ContributorsRosenberg, Linda (author)
Pinczewski, Solomon (author)
Pinczewski, Helen (subject)
Summary"Helen Pinczewski's biography (written by Helen's son Sol and Linda Rosenberg) pays homage to an inspiring mother who not only survived Nazi concentration camps but also was able to take care of her family when they found themselves in the very challenging and quite unfamiliar environment of an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn. Helen charmed the local mafia boss who admired her indomitable spirit, enjoyed her lively sense of humor, and decided that the numbers tattooed on her arm were proof that she had suffered enough. Under his protective wing, Helen and her family not only survived the mean streets of Brooklyn but began to thrive in their newly adopted country. Set in Poland before and during WW2 and in Brooklyn after the war, From Bergen-Belsen to Brooklyn is a story of hope and perseverance that will redeem your faith in the human spirit." —Authors
Physical Description 228 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[Place of publication not identified] : Linda Rosenberg & Dr. Solomon Pinczewski
RecognitionGifted in 2020 by Gary Cohen in memory of Babs and Ted Cohen