Battling for souls : the Vaad Hatzala rescue committee in post-Holocaust Europe (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Battling for souls : the Vaad Hatzala rescue committee in post-Holocaust Europe

Author: Alex Grobman
Publisher: Jersey City, NJ : KTAV Pub. House, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despair and disaster had taken their toll on the survivors of the Holocaust. Many of them were ready to give up on God, yet others sought the sustenance of Orthodox Judaism to nourish them after all their losses. To keep whatever spark of Jewish spirit was alive in the hearts of the refugees, to make it glow and burst into flame, the men and women of the Vaad Hatzala Rescue Committee worked long and hard. Rabbi  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grobman, Alex.
Battling for souls.
Jersey City, NJ : KTAV Pub. House, ©2004
(OCoLC)645867003
Named Person: Nathan Baruch; Nathan Baruch; Nathan Baruch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Grobman
ISBN: 0881258431 9780881258431
OCLC Number: 54952908
Description: v, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Nathan Baruch: background, mentors and initial Hatzala involvement --
American policy and the Vaad Hatzala --
Establishing Vaad Hatzala headquarters in Munich --
A call for unity and a mission to Europe --
Pasing: trials and tribulations --
Obtaining kosher food --
A publishing empire --
The trials and tribulations of immigration: Stuttgart and Paris --
The Central Orthodox Committee (COC) --
Campaign to undermine the Vaad --
An unexpected ending.
Responsibility: by Alex Grobman.
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"Despair and disaster had taken their toll on the survivors of the Holocaust. Many of them were ready to give up on God, yet others sought the sustenance of Orthodox Judaism to nourish them after all their losses. To keep whatever spark of Jewish spirit was alive in the hearts of the refugees, to make it glow and burst into flame, the men and women of the Vaad Hatzala Rescue Committee worked long and hard. Rabbi Nathan Baruch, z"l, was one of those people." "These were a special breed who dedicated themselves to a thankless task at the request of the greatest rabbinical leaders of the 20th century, and prevailed in their mission despite the lack of funds, the lack of people, the hostility of local populations and other Jewish organizations, and the chaos in Europe at the end of the war."--Jacket.

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