Between the devil and deep blue sea / by Emil Steinberger
- Bloomington, Ind. : AuthorHouse, c2005
As the first volume of a trilogy entitled "The Journey", this volume deals with a boy's perception of life and the drama evolving around him. Although born in Germany shortly before Hitler's rise to power, he immigrates with his family to Poland as a small child. He is then trapped in Poland by the Nazi invasion in 1939. After surviving the siege of Lwow that ultimately falls to the Soviet rule, he ends up, at the age of twelve, in a Soviet Gulag. Upon return to Europe, specifically to Poland he finds death and destruction left by the Germans as well as hostility of the native non Jewish population. He and his family cross the borders to the west illegally and ultimately end up in a D.P. (Displaced Persons) camp in Germany. There he is able to gain admission to a medical school where he studies while waiting for a visa to the USA. The volume ends with his arrival in Manhattan -- Back cover.
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