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On burning ground : a son's memoir

Author: Michael Skakun
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The author shares the story of his father's struggle to stay alive during the Holocaust, telling of how Joseph Skakun, a yeshiva student in Poland in 1941, thwarted the Nazis by assuming a series of false identities, first as a Christian, then as a Muslim, and finally as a recruit of the Waffen SS.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph Skakun
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Skakun
ISBN: 031220566X 9780312205669
OCLC Number: 40869803
Description: 235 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue I: Winter 1999 --
Prologue II: Fall 1944 --
Ch. 1. Death Selection in Novogrudek --
Ch. 2. Escape Plans --
Ch. 3. Into the Forest --
Ch. 4. Across the Nieman --
Ch. 5. Entry into Lida and Vilna --
Ch. 6. Sojourn in Sorok Tatar --
Ch. 7. Border Crossing to Berlin --
Ch. 8. Blood and Soil --
Ch. 9. Gestapo Interrogation --
Ch. 10. Enlistment in the Waffen SS --
Ch. 11. Liberation --
Ch. 12. Return --
Epilogue I: Paris --
Epilogue II: New York.
Responsibility: Michael Skakun.
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The author shares the story of his father's struggle to stay alive during the Holocaust, telling of how Joseph Skakun, a yeshiva student in Poland in 1941, thwarted the Nazis by assuming a series of false identities, first as a Christian, then as a Muslim, and finally as a recruit of the Waffen SS.

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