Memoir / Judaica / Holocaust / European Studies


. . . And Heaven Shed No Tears
Henry Armin Herzog

Shoah Studies, Alan L. Berger, Series Editor

"This book describes six years of Herzog's war life in Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia-a life of despair, humiliation and pain. Also of stamina, dedication, and bravery."—Jan Karski, late professor of history at Georgetown University, and one of the first diplomats to inform Western allies about German concentration camps

Henry Herzog survived the liquidation of the Rzeszow ghetto in Poland and endured terrible hardships in forced labor camps. He documents the increasing severity of Nazi rule in Rzeszow and the complicity of the Jewish council (the Judenrat) and Jewish police in the round-ups for deportation to the Belzec concentration camp. One of these deportations took his parents to their deaths. His brothers were caught, tortured, and killed by the Gestapo. Herzog and his sister escaped to Hungary where -although she found refuge-he was betrayed, arrested, and finally put on a train to the concentration camps. Escaping by jumping off the train and fleeing into the Tatra Mountains, he joined a group of Russian partisans to fight the Nazis.

"This detailed account . . . studded with dozens of vivid pen portraits of Poles, Nazis and partisans, is hard to put down."—Meir Ronnen, Jerusalem Post Magazine

Henry Armin Herzog is a Holocaust survivor. He lives in Israel.

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cover of Herzog is photo of sun breaking through clouds

June 2005
360 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
ISBN 978-0-299-21074-8 Paper $24.95 t

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