By Michael Englishman

163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman’s unbelievable tale of braveness, resourcefulness, and ethical fibre as a Dutch Jew in the course of global battle II and its aftermath, from the Nazi profession of Holland in 1940, via his incarceration in different demise and labour camps, to his eventual liberation via Allied infantrymen in 1945 and his emigration to Canada. Surviving through his wits, Englishman escaped demise again and again, committing bold acts of bravery to do what he proposal was once right?helping different prisoners break out and actively partaking within the underground resistance.

a guy who refused to give up his spirit regardless of the lack of his spouse and his whole relations to the Nazis, Englishman stored a promise he had made to a pal, and sought his friend’s little ones after the conflict. With the children’s mom, he made a brand new existence in Canada, the place he persevered his resistance, monitoring neo-Nazi cells and infiltrating their headquarters to ruin their records.

until eventually his loss of life in August 2007, Englishman remained lively, talking out opposed to racism and hatred in seminars for youngsters. His gripping tale may be commonly learn and may be of curiosity to students of auto/biography, global struggle II heritage, and the Holocaust.

Show description

Read Online or Download 163256: A Memoir of Resistance (Life Writing) PDF

Similar general european biographies books

The Gothic King: A Biography of Henry III

Henry III was once the son and successor of undesirable King John, reigning for fifty six years from 1216 - the 1st baby king in England for two hundred years. England went directly to prosper in the course of his reign and his maximum monument is Westminster Abbey, which he made the seat of his executive - certainly, Henry III was once the 1st English King to name a parliament.

Augustus: Image and Substance

All through a protracted and spectacularly profitable political lifestyles, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was once a grasp of spin.  Barbara Levick exposes the innovations which he used to conceal the ruthlessness of his upward push to strength and to reinforce his successes as soon as energy used to be accomplished. there has been, she argues, much less distinction than may perhaps seem among the formidable adolescence who overthrew Anthony and Cleopatra and the renowned Emperor of later years.

Gehen, um zu bleiben: Aus der DDR nach Italien - und zurück (German Edition)

Die aufsehenerregende Geschichte von Klaus Müllers lange vorbereiteter illegaler Ausreise aus der DDR in den Westteil Deutschlands ist die einer unstillbaren Sehnsucht, auf den Spuren des Schriftstellers Johann Gottfried Seume (1763-1810) Italien zu bereisen. Müller, dem der »Grenzdurchbruch« mittels eines Bootes über die Ostsee 1988 tatsächlich gelingt, will aber den Landstrich seiner Wahl - die mecklenburgische Küste - nicht für immer verlassen und kehrt deshalb, nachdem er Italien gesehen hat, über die Zwischenstation im DDR-Aufnahmelager zu Frau und Freunden nach Rostock zurück.

The Truth of the Russian Revolution: The Memoirs of the Tsar's Chief of Security and His Wife

An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English. significant common Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev used to be leader of the Okhrana, the Tsarist mystery police, in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) within the years previous the 1917 Russian Revolution. This booklet offers his memoirs—translated in English for the 1st time—interposed with these of his spouse, Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva.

Additional resources for 163256: A Memoir of Resistance (Life Writing)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 43 votes