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Author Gross, Alex, 1928-

Title Yankele : a Holocaust survivor's bittersweet memoir / Alex Gross
Published Lanham, Md. ; Oxford : University Press of America, [2001]


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 W'PONDS  940.5318092 Gross Gro/Yah  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  940.5318092 Gross Gro/Yah  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "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 is soon disrupted, however, when his community is rounded up and placed in a ghetto, and later, when he and his family are 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. His subsequent liberation, while rendering him free to unite with his surviving siblings in Prague, sets in his path 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 a successful business and family man. Tragedy soon follows, however, with the loss of his teenage son and the murder of his first wife. Notwithstanding this, Yankele endures as a story of happiness, revealing the depths of faith, courage and honor - in spite of the odds - of this modern day Job."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-262)
Subject Gross, Alex, 1928-
Jews -- Ukraine -- Mukacheve Metropolitan Area -- Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Ukraine -- Mukacheve Metropolitan Area -- Personal narratives
Holocaust survivors -- Georgia -- Biography.
Jews, Ukrainian -- Georgia -- Biography.
Mukacheve Metropolitan Area (Ukraine) -- Biography
Georgia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.
LC no. 2001053075
ISBN 0761821384 paperback alkaline paper