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Portrait of a Young Forger

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Hardcover, 343 pages
Published July 28th 1993 by Random House Value Publishing (first published June 1985)
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Meaghan
Mar 02, 2012 Meaghan rated it really liked it
This book is quite a bit different in tone from most Holocaust memoirs, since Pretzel spent most of his time living a relatively carefree life disguised as a Pole. An art student before the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, Pretzel discovered he could use his talents and training to produce excellent forged documents.

For himself and his friends, he had identity cards made, listing them as workers for the Germans so they didn't have to worry about being picked up and shipped off to Germany,
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Misrabelle
Jan 19, 2011 Misrabelle rated it it was amazing
Read this as a text in my Year 10 English class. I regretted handing the book back when we finished.
Searched for the book for 5 years, until I found a copy in the US and bought it.

Our class actually wrote to Marian, and received a letter back from him.
Jake P
Nov 23, 2015 Jake P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book and wanted to read because I am very interested about this time period. I fascinated about peoples life story in the Second World War and how they managed to survive in Europe. I was engaged by the cover and the title as it seemed as someone was outsmarting and defeating perhaps one of the most powerful man in world history and definitely the most powerful man in World War 2. The fact that it is a true story makes me want to read it more, someone actually did whatever ...more
Vivianb Ballard
Feb 27, 2008 Vivianb Ballard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of a man that my father knows. It always amazes me how powerful the human spirit is. The author used his wits and his skills to survive, and he also helped others, including possibly my father...
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