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Breaking the Silence... : Reminiscences of a Hidden Child - Paul A. Schwarzbart

Breaking the Silence...

Reminiscences of a Hidden Child

Paperback Published: 19th August 2004
ISBN: 9781418407117
Number Of Pages: 160

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Can one predict what a child will remember? Paul Schwarzbart vividly recalls looking out his window daily at the Austrian flag atop a school nearby; one day, without warning, the Nazi flag replaced it. "From that moment on," he remembers, "everything deteriorated rapidly. During World War II, Paul Schwarzbart lived a life of secrecy. In the spring of 1943, young Schwarzbart was hidden in the Ardennes by the Jewish underground at the Home Reine Elizabeth, a Catholic boys' school near Luxembourg. There, for two years he assumed the role of a Belgian Catholic under the name of Paul Exsteen. The model student soon became an altar boy and Cub Scout leader and was eventually baptized in secret. Unable to divulge his real identity, he felt a painful loneliness gnawing at his heart. And all the while, he suffered from the agony and uncertainty of not knowing his parents' whereabouts. This book is his story. It is a story of love and hope, as well as man's terrible inhumanity to man.

ISBN: 9781418407117
ISBN-10: 1418407119
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 19th August 2004
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25

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