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Author Goldner, Morris, 1925 or 1926-

Title A match made in hell : the Jewish boy and the Polish outlaw who defied the Nazis / Larry Stillman from the testimony of Morris Goldner
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 242 pages) : map
Contents Rescue -- Into the Forest -- Kopec -- Sedziszow -- Saboteur -- After Sedziszow -- Close Calls -- Podkarpacie -- Grabiny -- The Train -- Let My People Go -- Shoeshine Boy -- Two Bridges -- Out of the Fire -- Liberation -- Revenge -- Flight to Berlin -- Displaced -- America -- Author's Postscript: Straszecin, Present Day
Summary "When Moniek (Morris) Goldner and his family were uprooted from their Polish farming village during a German aktion, the child-sized sixteen-year-old fled into the forests. He eventually met up with his father, who had also escaped, and together they managed to survive until a former friend betrayed the pair. Wounded and left for dead beneath his father's murdered body, Goldner was rescued by the enigmatic outlaw Jan Kopec, who was also in hiding, looking for ways to profit from his criminal expertise." "For eighteen months Kopec hid the boy with him, moving from one area to another, often staying in hideouts he had fashioned years earlier. At first Kopec trained Goldner simply to serve as his accomplice in robberies and black market activities. But before long he pushed the training to a whole new level, making it possible for him to sell Goldner's services to a shadowy resistance group which was becoming interested in the daring young saboteur." "And, through it all, these two disparate personalities - the quiet, small-framed boy and the stocky, callous mercenary - forged a remarkable friendship and co-dependency born of need and desperation in a hellish time and place."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242)
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Subject Goldner, Morris, 1925 or 1926-
Kopec, Jan.
Guerrillas -- Poland -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography.
Jews -- Poland -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Poland.
Poland -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Stillman, Larry.
LC no. 2003005677
ISBN 0299193934 (electronic bk.)
9780299193935 (electronic bk.)