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Through blood and tears : surviving Hitler and Stalin

Author: Henry Skorr; Ivan Sokolov
Publisher: London ; Portland, Or. : Vallentine Mitchell, 2006.
Series: Library of Holocaust testimonies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Memoirs of a Jew born to the Skorupa family in Kalisz, Poland, in 1921; pp. 49-111 relate his experiences under German occupation. Skorr was arrested with a younger brother, and sent to work on a farm. When they were forced to bury the bodies of murdered Jews, Skorr helped his brother escape and later jumped on a train that turned out to be heading toward Soviet-occupied territory. He then returned home and managed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Biographies
Biography
Personal narratives, Jewish
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Skorr, Henry, 1921-
Through blood and tears.
London ; Portland, Or. : Vallentine Mitchell, 2006
(OCoLC)891457578
Named Person: Henry Skorr; Henry Skorr; Henry Skorr; Henry Skorr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Skorr; Ivan Sokolov
ISBN: 085303477X 9780853034773
OCLC Number: 65191751
Description: xxvi, 384 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Way it was --
Nazi occupation --
Life in Russia --
Poland and Israel.
Series Title: Library of Holocaust testimonies.
Responsibility: Henry Skorr, with Ivan Sokolov.

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Memoirs of a Jew born to the Skorupa family in Kalisz, Poland, in 1921; pp. 49-111 relate his experiences under German occupation. Skorr was arrested with a younger brother, and sent to work on a farm. When they were forced to bury the bodies of murdered Jews, Skorr helped his brother escape and later jumped on a train that turned out to be heading toward Soviet-occupied territory. He then returned home and managed to rescue his family just before they were interned in the ghetto. He and his family repeated the route to the East, sharing the terrors of avoiding Nazi capture, and managed to cross over into the Soviet zone. Skorr almost joined Anders' Army, but its Polish antisemitism made him fear being killed before seeing combat. He spent the rest of the war in the USSR, where he also experienced antisemitism, and his father and younger brother died while serving in the Soviet army. He returned to Poland in 1946 with his mother and three other siblings; after experiencing antisemitism there as well, the family left for Israel.

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