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Nathan's bitterness and salvation

Author: Fred Daniëls
Publisher: Jerusalem : Devora Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A biography of Nathan Mertsbach, born in 1933 in Amsterdam to an assimilated Jewish family. During the German occupation of he was hidden by various families, first in urban areas and then in the countryside, where he survived until the liberation. His parents were in hiding in the south and were baptized there. The priest who was helping Fred converted him as well. However, he realized that the Church was unable to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Fred Danil̈s
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Daniëls
ISBN: 9781934440285 1934440280
OCLC Number: 273136115
Description: v, 115 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Fred Daniels.

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A biography of Nathan Mertsbach, born in 1933 in Amsterdam to an assimilated Jewish family. During the German occupation of he was hidden by various families, first in urban areas and then in the countryside, where he survived until the liberation. His parents were in hiding in the south and were baptized there. The priest who was helping Fred converted him as well. However, he realized that the Church was unable to rescue him from being killed as a Jew. His maternal grandfather was his only grandparent to survive Auschwitz, and he died several days after returning to the Netherlands. Fred's father was run over by a military truck and died. After the war, Fred, despite his being a Christian, was confronted with antisemitism at least twice: first on the part of his teacher at a Catholic school and, later, during his army service. Subsequently, he abandoned Christianity and in 1967, with his wife and children, he immigrated to Israel, where he became an Orthodox Jew.

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