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By the Grace of Strangers
Two Boys' Rescue During the Holocaust
By Gabriel Mermall - Norbert Yasharoff
Foreword by David Silberklang
Yad Vashem Publications: 2006
Part of the Holocaust Survivors' Memoirs Project
ISBN: 978-0976073949

Book Description:

In his diary, "Seeds of Grace" Gabriel Mermall relates his story as a slave laborer in the Hungarian military's Labor Service, and his rescue in 1944 together with his young son. Unable to rescue his wife, who was deported to Auschwitz, Gabor hid with his son in the Ruthenian forests, aided by a poor Hungarian lumberjack, Ivan Gartner. Nobert Yasharoff relates his memoirs ini "eaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel" where as an eleven year old youth was forced to move with his family into the Sofia Ghetto, an experience that inspired him to express himself in poetry. The family was later evicted to Pleven and after the war they lived under communist rule in Sofia. Norbert assitated hisfather, an attorney, in the post war defense of Dimitur Peshev, who had been instrumental in preventing the deportation of Bulgrian Jews to death camps. Yasharoff relates his experiences as a student and writer at Sofia University, and then of his immigration to Israel.

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