The Boy Who Lost His Birthday: A Memoir of Loss, Survival, and Triumph

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September 2008



The Boy Who Lost His Birthday is the uplifting story of one man's journey from boyhood in rural Hungary to triumph over oppression during the Holocaust and finally to a role as a spiritual leader in America.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Chapter 1: My World Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Our Jewish Community Chapter 6 Chapter 3: The World Changed Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Budapest Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Arrest and Deportation Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Arrival Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Auschwitz-Birkenau Chapter 11 Chapter 8: After Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Toward Recovery Chapter 13 Chapter 10: A New Life Chapter 14 References


Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits earned a Master of Hebrew Letters degree and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Hebrew Union College. He is the founding Rabbi of Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia, where he served from his ordination in 1963 to his retirement as Senior Rabbi in 1998.


Laszlo Berkowits' story is compelling, his narrative moving... He does not exalt in his survival, but the reader must exalt in what Berkowits has done with his survival. He made his witness an offering and this work is testimony to the grace of the offering. -- Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University, and Former Project Director and Laszlo Berkowits' life, his song, and this memoir remind us that there is a path to harmony that can bind the old and the new, the traditional and the modern, Orthodoxy and Reform, even Derecske and Washington. The voice of Laszlo Berkowits, though tinged with past sadness, resonates with hope for the future. -- Paul A. Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum This is a marvelous tale of the deepest tragedy and the slow climb back to a full, meaningful life. I've long known that Laszlo Berkowits was a marvelous man and a rather ideal rabbi but just learned here that he's a masterful story-teller. -- Ambassador Ken Adelman, Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Arms Control Director in the Reagan Administration
EAN: 9780761840664
ISBN: 0761840664
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 81 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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