Worlds Torn Asunder by Dov Beril Edelstein

By Dov Beril Edelstein

"...an vital own and historic document... Gracefully written... a triumph of the human spirit... a universal message." -- Prof. Emeritus Michael Kerestesi, Wayne country University 

More than a Holocaust survivor memoir. extra than just a harrowing story of survival and wish. What makes this tale precise is its unique third-dimensional intensity.  A retired Rabbi and educator, the writer masterfully weaves own memoir into old context, with a deep appreciation for Jewish lore and tradition.

Dov Beril Edelstein was once Auschwitz inmate #A7868.  He misplaced either parents, both grandparents and 2 brothers within the holocaust. yet he survived... a twisting trip of significant actual, emotional and religious patience.  

But readers of all stripes also will achieve a different glimpse into the full richness of Jewish lifestyles in Hungary within the years major as much as the war. Jewish religion, customs, neighborhood and ethics not just subsidized desire for survivors like Edelstein, those values proceed to motivate the forgiveness and tolerance which outline the Jewish standpoint in this nonetheless surreal interval of history.

Originally released in the US and later in German through Bohlau Verlag Publishing,  Worlds Torn Asunder has additionally been used for over a decade as a textual content at quite a few colleges and universities in faith courses with titles like "The Quest for Wholeness."  This enduring memoir is celebrating its twenty seventh 12 months with the discharge of a brand new digital version.

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Worlds Torn Asunder

". .. a huge own and historic document. ..  Gracefully written. .. a triumph of the human spirit. .. a universal message. " -- Prof. Emeritus Michael Kerestesi, Wayne nation University 

More than a Holocaust survivor memoir. extra than just a harrowing story of survival and wish. What makes this tale detailed is its unique third-dimensional intensity.  A retired Rabbi and educator, the writer masterfully weaves own memoir into ancient context, with a deep appreciation for Jewish lore and tradition.

Dov Beril Edelstein was once Auschwitz inmate #A7868.  He misplaced either parents, both grandparents and 2 brothers within the holocaust. yet he survived. .. a twisting trip of marvelous actual, emotional and religious persistence.  

But readers of all stripes also will achieve a unique glimpse into the full richness of Jewish lifestyles in Hungary within the years top as much as the conflict.  Jewish religion, customs, neighborhood and ethics not just backed desire for survivors like Edelstein, those values proceed to motivate the forgiveness and tolerance which outline the Jewish point of view in this nonetheless surreal interval of history.

Originally released in the US and later in German by means of Bohlau Verlag Publishing,  Worlds Torn Asunder has additionally been used for over a decade as a textual content at quite a few colleges and universities in faith courses with titles like "The Quest for Wholeness. "  This enduring memoir is celebrating its twenty seventh yr with the discharge of a brand new digital version.

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But the Romanians were particularly reluctant to grant citizenship to the Jews of the newly annexed territories of Bessarabia and Bukovina and demanded proof that they had lived in the region before November 18, 1918. This demand left the refugees from the Ukrainian pogroms without citizenship unless they bribed officials. Having lost their prewar import and export connections with Russia, the economical situation of the Bessarabian Jews was grim. 45 But, notwithstanding the harsh conditions, Jewish life continued to the full in Bessarabia and Bukovina.

We cannot speak of a world power in connection with a formation whose political mother country is limited to the absurd area of 500,000 square kilometers. . If we speak of soil in Europe today, we can primarily have in mind only Russia and her vassal border states. Here fate itself seems desirous of giving us a sign. By handing Russia to Bolshevism, it robbed the Russian nation of that intelligentsia which previously brought about and guaranteed its existence as a state. . 1 Germany’s medieval concept of “expanding eastward” (Drang nach Osten) — the Teutonic Order, Bearers of the Cross, the Hanseatic League — was joined in the first half of the twentieth century by the racist aspect.

On November 7 (October 24, according to the old calendar), armed forces loyal to the Bolshevik cause stormed the Winter Palace, residence of the Kerensky government, arrested most of the ministers, and took control of the country. For the Jews of Russia, the eight months between the February and October revolutions were the best and most productive in their entire history. The Jews had welcomed the February revolution, and indeed, on March 22, 1917, the provisional government issued a decree granting equal rights for all citizens, regardless of religion or ethnic origin.

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