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The Last Jew of Rotterdam

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
This book reads like a novel, but the riveting story it tells is true. Journey with Ernest and Elisabeth from the horror of the Holocaust to salvation in Jesus the Messiah. Not only is this a powerful testimony of how God sustained several Jewish families during the worst nightmare of our time, it is also a tender love story. You won't be able to put it down!
Paperback, 169 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Moody Publishers (first published December 1st 1974)
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Apr 04, 2012 Glorie rated it it was amazing
This book is about my grandparents, so naturally, I thought it was amazing.
Oct 25, 2010 Amanda rated it really liked it
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THE LAST JEW OF ROTTERDAM is a powerful and gripping testimony of a man who found Jesus Christ in the midst of great trial and tribulation. While his faith was yet young and forming, Ernest Cassutto had so much stripped from him, so much uncertainty thrust upon him, facing things that would have shaken the foundations of even the most seasoned of Christians; yet his faith only grew as he experienced the powerful hand of a faithful God holding him through it all. Working all things, ev
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May 28, 2012 Leslie Christopher rated it it was amazing
I had never heard of this man, but having just finished THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie Ten Boom I was interested in this particular period and subject. Reverend Cassuto tells a compelling story, much of which takes place in and around some of the same places referenced in Ten Boom's book. Ernie Cassuto, a nominal Jew, came to faith in Christ about the time Germany invaded Holland. An interesting and uplifting read, as well as a testament to the Sovereignty of God!
May 07, 2009 Rachel rated it really liked it
I read this one in a day. It's the story of a young Dutch Jew during WWII, combined with the story of the young girl who became his wife. It's not as heavy as many other WWII stories, though there was still much hardship involved. I appreciated the personal narrative and the strong Christian witness. It's amazing how Ernie's entire family becomes Christians through the events of the war, even though they weren't all together.
May 27, 2017 Chris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wwii-holocaust
Very good book. A must read.
Jan 06, 2017 Pam rated it it was amazing
Last Jew of Rotterdam by Ernest Cassutto. This is the true story of Ernest Cassutto and his wife Elizabeth during the Nazi occupation of Holland during World War II.
Ernest was born into a Jewish family and raised in Indonesia with his older brother Max and younger brother George. When Ernest was eighteen, he returned with family, except Max who was married with a child, to Holland for his father’s job. Continued schooling for a while. In Indonesia, he was not raised Jewish nor circumcised. He h
Feb 06, 2009 Meredith rated it liked it
This book by a Christian Jew tells the story of Casutto's escape from Nazi hands at the end of WWII. It was amazing to hear of the many, many brave Dutchmen working in the Underground who risked - and gave - their lives in order to preserve Jewish families. They played some gutsy and ingenuous tricks on the Nazis in that tortuous game of life or death hide and seek.
Brian Williams
Mar 11, 2013 Brian Williams rated it it was amazing
This is an action packed adventure of a Jewish man coming to faith in Jesus during the holocaust. I've read a ton of testimonies of Jews who have come to faith in Jesus. This is one of my favorites. Please read this.
Ramonita Rodriguez
Apr 09, 2014 Ramonita Rodriguez rated it it was amazing
touching story of a Holocaust survivor...trials, tribulations...his conversion to Christianity...the power of forgiveness and how he continued to serve the Lord after the liberation of Auschwitz...powerful!!!
Dec 18, 2008 Shannon rated it really liked it
A story of World War II. Excellent. It's well worth reading. Follow the story of Ernest Casutto through World War II in the Netherlands. Understand a Jew's encounter with Jesus, and meet those whom his life touched during that time.
Mar 07, 2013 Viktoriaf rated it really liked it
A biographical novel.
Story of a simple Jewish boy who helped by people survives the WWII. He survives spiritually which is equally important.

Dec 12, 2015 Kim rated it liked it
Young adult reading level. A view of a Jewish man who discovers Jesus is his Messiah.
Jul 18, 2013 Nora rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaking and inspirational. It is amazing what is in the depths of a man's soul. Jews who later on accept Jesus as savior showed steadfast faith. A great read!
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Sep 05, 2012 Charity U rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Amazing. Great story! Highly recommended.
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