The Boy Who Lost His Birthday: A Memoir of Loss, Survival, and Triumph [Paperback]


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The Boy Who Lost His Birthday is the uplifting story of one man's journey from boyhood in rural Hungary to triumph over oppression during the Holocaust and finally to a role as a spiritual leader in America. Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits' compelling memoir recounts his happy childhood memories in Derecske, Hungary where he was a member of a thriving Jewish community and aspired to become a cantor. Stricken with wartime poverty, Berkowits and his father left their home and family behind to seek work in Budapest. It was there that they were rounded up with other Budapest Jews and shipped by sealed train to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944. Berkowits vividly narrates his treacherous experience as a sixteen year-old boy surviving in the notorious Nazi concentration camp until its liberation by American troops. After recovery in Sweden, Berkowits immigrated to America were he completed his education, joined the United States Army, and became a chaplain's assistant. After leaving the Army, he undertook graduate study at Hebrew Union College, married, and became the founding rabbi of the largest Jewish congregation in Virginia, Temple Rodef Shalom. Berkowits' story shows that he emerged victorious over deprivation, cruelty, and tragedy to become an exemplar of American success.

Title: The Boy Who Lost His Birthday: A Memoir of Loss, Survival, and Triumph [Paperback]

Author Name: Laszlo Berkowits (Author), Robert W. Kenny (Author), Jody I. Franklin (Author)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: USA, Hamilton Books: 2008

ISBN Number: 0761840664

ISBN Number 13: 9780761840664

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 045980

Description: Very good condition.No writing, minimal shelf wear. Laszlo Berkowits (Author), Robert W. Kenny (Author), Jody I. Franklin (Author) The Boy Who Lost His Birthday: A Memoir of Loss, Survival, and Triumph [Paperback] Hamilton Books Product Details Paperback: 136 pages Publisher: Hamilton Books (September 5, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0761840664 ISBN-13: 978-0761840664

Keywords: Laszlo Berkowits (Author), Robert W. Kenny (Author), Jody I. Franklin (Author) The Boy Who Lost His Birthday: A Memoir of Loss, Survival, and Triumph [Paperback] Hamilton Books