Will to Live: One Family's Story of Surviving the Holocaust by Adam Starkopf

By Adam Starkopf

This tale of a Jewish family's survival in Nazi-occupied Poland via assuming "Aryan" identities indicates the Starkopf family's braveness and super will to reside. The e-book files their trip from Warsaw to the fast neighborhood of 1 of the main frightful locations on earth--the Treblinka loss of life camp. The Starkopfs live to tell the tale on fake papers and fake identities as they witness the tragedy of thousands.

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He and Ben had attempted to cross the Polish border into neutral Rumania, from where they had hoped to reach Palestine by way of the Black Sea, as so many other Jews from Poland had done successfully since the outbreak of the 49 war. However, Martin and Ben had been stopped at the border and he, Martin, had been turned back by the border patrol. But he had seen Ben slip through and while he, Martin, would probably have to remain in Rovno until the end of the war, Ben by now undoubtedly had arrived in Palestine, where he had always wanted to go.

I was afraid that, looking as spent and bedraggled as we did, and as the only passengers waiting in the station on a holiday, we might attract the attention of a German official on the lookout for .. illegals" or Jews. We approached a railroad employee and asked him to take us to a place where we could warm up until the Warsaw train arrived. He led us to a railroad car which stood on a siding. This car, he explained, was reserved for men who worked on the tracks. The car was old, dirty and dank, but it was warm and therefore seemed like paradise to Pela and me.

The car was old, dirty and dank, but it was warm and therefore seemed like paradise to Pela and me. In the middle of the car was a cast-iron stove, its top red-hot from the coal fire inside. 57 Pela and I sat down on the floor in one corner of the car. We saw that there were a few other people in the car, too, but it was too dark inside for us to see their faces. Suddenly I felt deathly sick. Perhaps it was from the vodka I had drunk to fortify myself and to keep warm for the border crossing. The heat and the stale smell in the railroad car had probably done the rest.

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