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Between my father and the old fool : a Holocaust memoir

Author: Maier Cahan; Yosef Neumark
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Mesorah Publications, 2004.
Series: ArtScroll history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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Memoirs of a Jew born in 1924 to a hasidic family in Lower Vishiva, which had been in Romania but was ceded by the Nazis to Hungary. After the Nazi occupation in 1944 Cahan and his father, stepmother, and six half-siblings were interned in the ghetto of Upper Vishiva. Cahan was soon inducted into a military labor service unit and sent to Germany, where he worked at Flossenbürg, Ohrdruf, and several other camps.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Maier Cahan; Maier Cahan; Maier Cahan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maier Cahan; Yosef Neumark
ISBN: 1578193567 9781578193561 1578193575 9781578193578
OCLC Number: 57479577
Notes: "Adapted from the extensive memoirs [the author] wrote in Yiddish"--Foreword.
Description: 274 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: ArtScroll history series.
Responsibility: Maier Cahan ; adapted into English by Yosef Neumark.

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Memoirs of a Jew born in 1924 to a hasidic family in Lower Vishiva, which had been in Romania but was ceded by the Nazis to Hungary. After the Nazi occupation in 1944 Cahan and his father, stepmother, and six half-siblings were interned in the ghetto of Upper Vishiva. Cahan was soon inducted into a military labor service unit and sent to Germany, where he worked at Flossenbürg, Ohrdruf, and several other camps. Stresses efforts made by himself and some others to observe religious practices, even in such dire circumstances. Cahan was eventually sent on a death march to Buchenwald, where he was liberated. He returned to Romania after the war, and emigrated to Belgium in 1961. His father, stepmother, and two half-brothers, as well as his sister and young niece, perished in the Holocaust; his four half-sisters survived. In addition, the members of a family that had befriended him while he was at a labor camp in Hungary, Moshe and Bella Gaspar and their daughter, Lily, were shot for providing refugees in Budapest with false documents.

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