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163256 : a memoir of resistance /
Michael Englishman.
imprint
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2007.
description
xv, 108 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1554580099, 9781554580095
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series title
imprint
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2007.
isbn
1554580099
9781554580095
catalogue key
6212555
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michael Englishman was born in Amsterdam and emigrated to Canada after the war. He is an advisor at the Holocaust Centre of Toronto and lectures to students in elementary and high schools as well as at the Ontario Institute of Secondary Education. He has received honour and recognition from the government of Canada for his outstanding work on educating the public on the Holocaust.
Summaries
Long Description
163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman's astonishingstory of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jewduring World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation ofHolland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death andlabour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in1945 and his emigration to Canada. Surviving by his wits,Englishman escaped death time and again, committing daring acts ofbravery to do what he thought was right--helping otherprisoners escape and actively participating in the undergroundresistance.A man who refused to surrender his spirit despite the loss of hiswife and his entire family to the Nazis, Englishman kept a promisehe had made to a friend, and sought his friend's children afterthe war. With the children's mother, he made a new life in Canada,where he continued his resistance, tracking neo-Nazi cells andinfiltrating their headquarters to destroy their files.Until his death in August 2007, Englishman remained active,speaking out against racism and hatred in seminars for youngpeople. His gripping story should be widely read and will be ofinterest to scholars of auto/biography, World War II history, andthe Holocaust.
Main Description
163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman's astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in 1945 and his emigration to Canada. Surviving by his wits, Englishman escaped death time and again, committing daring acts of bravery to do what he thought was right--helping other prisoners escape and actively participating in the underground resistance. A man who refused to surrender his spirit despite the loss of his wife and his entire family to the Nazis, Englishman kept a promise he had made to a friend, and sought his friend's children after the war. With the children's mother, he made a new life in Canada, where he continued his resistance, tracking neo-Nazi cells and infiltrating their headquarters to destroy their files. Until his death in August 2007, Englishman remained active, speaking out against racism and hatred in seminars for young people. His gripping story should be widely read and will be of interest to scholars of auto/biography, World War II history, and the Holocaust.
Unpaid Annotation
163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman's astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in 1945 and his emigration to Canada. Surviving by his wits, Englishman escaped death time and again, committing daring acts of bravery to do what he thought was right'helping other prisoners escape and actively participating in the underground resistance.A man who refused to surrender his spirit despite the loss of his wife and his entire family to the Nazis, Englishman kept a promise he had made to a friend, and sought his friend's children after the war. With the children's mother, he made a new life in Canada, where he continued his resistance, tracking neo-Nazi cells and infiltrating their headquarters to destroy their files.Today, Englishman remains active, speaking out against racism and hatred in seminars for young people. His gripping story should be widely read and will be of interest to scholars of auto/biography, World War II history, and the Holocaust.
Main Description
163256: A Memoir of Resistanceis Michael Englishman's astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in 1945 and his emigration to Canada. Surviving by his wits, Englishman escaped death time and again, committing daring acts of bravery to do what he thought was right—helping other prisoners escape and actively participating in the underground resistance.A man who refused to surrender his spirit despite the loss of his wife and his entire family to the Nazis, Englishman kept a promise he had made to a friend, and sought his friend's children after the war. With the children's mother, he made a new life in Canada, where he continued his resistance, tracking neo-Nazi cells and infiltrating their headquarters to destroy their files.Until his death in August 2007, Englishman remained active, speaking out against racism and hatred in seminars for young people. His gripping story should be widely read and will be of interest to scholars of auto/biography, World War II history, and the Holocaust.
Main Description
This is Michael Englishmans astonishing story of courage and resourcefulness as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers and his emigration to Canada. Surviving by his wits, Englishman escaped death time and again, committing daring acts of bravery to do what he thought was right -- helping other prisoners escape and joining the underground resistance. He refused to surrender his spirit despite the loss of his wife and his entire family to the Nazis. Englishman kept a promise he had made to a friend, and sought his friends children after the war. With the childrens mother, he made a new life in Canada, where he continued his resistance, tracking neo-Nazi cells and infiltrating their headquarters to destroy their files. Today, Englishman remains active, speaking out against racism and hatred.
Main Description
163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman's astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in 1945 and his emigration to Canada. Surviving by his wits, Englishman escaped death time and again, committing daring acts of bravery to do what he thought was right - helping other prisoners escape and actively participating in the underground resistance.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Growing Up Jewish in Amsterdamp. 1
Deportationp. 14
From the Burght to Vught-and Auschwitzp. 26
The Coal Mines of Janina and the Buna Worksp. 31
The Death March to Dora-Nordhausen and Building the "Secret Weapon"p. 41
Liberationp. 50
Finding the Childrenp. 54
Picking Up the Piecesp. 63
Canada, Here We Come!p. 68
Déjà Vup. 73
Fighting Back by Telling the Truthp. 81
Family Reunionp. 91
March of the Living-April 2004p. 98
Afterwordp. 105
Appendicesp. 107
Family Relationships
List of Prisons and Concentration Camps
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