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Yankele : A Holocaust Survivor's Bittersweet Memoir - Alex Gross


A Holocaust Survivor's Bittersweet Memoir

Paperback Published: 22nd December 2001
ISBN: 9780761821380
Number Of Pages: 262

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In Yankele: A Holocaust Survivor's Bittersweet Memoir, Alex (Yankele) Gross tells the tale of his life as a Hungarian boy amidst the turmoil of World War II Europe. Beginning with his childhood in the village of Palanok, Alex recalls happy memories nestled in the bosom of family and friends. His peaceful existence was shortly disrupted when his community is rounded up and placed in a ghetto and subsequently deported to Auschwitz. Here Alex vividly depicts the horror of his imprisonment at the camp, his forced march to Gleiwitz, and his ride on the flat car to Buchenwald - a journey that has been similarly immortalized by Elie Wiesel's Night. After he was liberated, Alex was free to reunite with his surviving siblings in Prague, but also had to face all of the difficulties inherent in beginning a new life. After moving to England, where he begins his practical education under the guidance of his adoptive family, Alex finally makes his way to America where he becomes successful business and family man. Tragedy soon follows, however, with the loss of his teenage son and the murder of his first wife. In spite of this, Yankele endures as a story of happiness, revealing the depths of faith, courage and honor of this modern-day Job.

This book is about triumph over adversity with lessons for life for everyone. It is a read that I will never forget.--Bruce Blythe, CEO, Crisis Management International

Prefacep. vii
Life in the Valley of the Shadow of Death
My Life in Palanokp. 1
A Changing Villagep. 13
Two Weeks in the Ghettop. 25
The Cattle Ride to Hellp. 31
A9018: Surviving the Flamesp. 35
Buna: Part Ip. 45
Buna: Part IIp. 53
The March from Bunap. 63
From Gleiwitz to Buchenwaldp. 67
Buchenwaldp. 71
Angels in Buchenwaldp. 79
Picking Up the Pieces in Praguep. 87
Scotlandp. 93
Englandp. 99
Before the War
After the War
Family 2001
Life in The New World
The "Goldene Medina"p. 145
The American Wayp. 151
The U. S. Armyp. 161
Growing Albee Homesp. 171
More to Life than Work, Work, Workp. 181
Lindap. 185
Albee Hits Bottomp. 191
Modulage Homesp. 197
Atlanta: The Greatest Tragedyp. 203
Pulling Togetherp. 213
Yet Another Tragedyp. 219
Farewell, Lindap. 223
Epiloguep. 225
Concluding Interviewp. 231
Afterwordp. 255
Notesp. 259
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ISBN: 9780761821380
ISBN-10: 0761821384
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 22nd December 2001
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.34  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.38