0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust

Buy Now

The 23rd Psalm - A Holocaust Memoir (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R309
Discovery Miles 3 090
You Save: R57 (16%)
The 23rd Psalm - A Holocaust Memoir (Paperback, New edition): George Lucius Salton

The 23rd Psalm - A Holocaust Memoir (Paperback, New edition)

George Lucius Salton

 (sign in to rate)
List price R366 Loot Price R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 You Save R57 (16%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 11 working days

In September, 1939, George Lucius Salton's boyhood in Tyczyn, Poland, was shattered by escalating violence and terror under German occupation. His father, a lawyer, was forbidden to work, but eleven-year-old George dug potatoes, split wood, and resourcefully helped his family. They suffered hunger and deprivation, a forced march to the Rzeszow ghetto, then eternal separation when fourteen-year-old George and his brother were left behind to labor in work camps while their parents were deported in boxcars to die in Belzec. For the next three years, George slaved and barely survived in ten concentration camps, including Rzeszow, Plaszow, Flossenburg, Colmar, Sachsenhausen, Braunschweig, Ravensbruck, and Wobbelin. Cattle cars filled with skeletal men emptied into a train yard in Colmar, France. George and the other prisoners marched under the whips and fists of SS guards. But here, unlike the taunts and rocks from villagers in Poland and Germany, there was applause. "I could clearly hear the people calling: 'Shame! Shame!' . . . Suddenly, I realized that the people of Colmar were applauding us! They were condemning the inhumanity of the Germans!" Of the 500 prisoners of the Nazis who marched through the streets of Colmar in the spring of 1944, just fifty were alive one year later when the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division liberated the Wobbelin concentration camp on the afternoon of May 2, 1945. "I felt something stir deep within my soul. It was my true self, the one who had stayed deep within and had not forgotten how to love and how to cry, the one who had chosen life and was still standing when the last roll call ended."

General

Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2004
First published: May 2009
Authors: George Lucius Salton
Dimensions: 239 x 145 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-17974-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Humanities > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > European history > From 1900 > Second World War > The Holocaust
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-299-17974-5
Barcode: 9780299179748

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners