A Memoir of Six Decades in a Changing Jewish World Author: Stanley Abramovitch Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
Price: $29.95 ISBN 10: 965229361X ISBN 13: 978-9652293619 Catalog Number: 9789652293619 Number of Pages: 288 Year Published: 2008
Description: A captivating testament to Jewish resilience, From Survival to Revival is a sweeping first-hand account of the changing face of the Jewish people over more than sixty tumultuous years.
A strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people has been Stanley Abramovitch s driving motivation to assist Jewish communities and individuals on three continents and over six decades with faithful dedication. His work with JDC began in the DP camps in Germany, where he assisted in the rehabilitation of survivors, established schools, and saw to the individual needs of thousands of Jews. A collection of remarkable tales by a remarkable individual. Reviews: The author's description of his lifelong association with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee – known to millions as the Joint – begins with the exhausted survivors of post-Holocaust Germany. He then takes us through the once-glorious Jewish communities of Iran and North Africa, to the revitalization of west European Jewry, and eventually to Israel and to the renaissance of Jewish life in the former Soviet Union.
Crisp and intensely human, this portrayal offers inspiring insight into the capacity of Jews, collectively and individually, to secure their destiny. From Survival to Revival is a fascinating and eminently readable overview of Jewish history during the 20th century. The author has been personally involved in almost all the major aspects of this tragic, heroic, and unforgettable epoch. He manages to make his account professionally accurate. No matter how much you think you know about these events, this book will keep your attention.” Rabbi Norman Lamm, PhD Chancellor, Yeshiva University