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Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead

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This is the true and striking story by a Jewish doctor of his struggle for survival when caught in 1939 between the evils of Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia. After facing death from frontier patrols, a firing squad and torture, Urban arrives at a position of considerable power in Soviet society in a medical post. He risks his life again, fighting epidemics. These ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published September 18th 2006 by Lulu Press (first published September 4th 2006)
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Nov 08, 2014 Ian rated it really liked it
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Curious how serendipity plays a part in book choice!
I met the author's widow recently on a river cruise in Germany and heard just a little about this remarkable man so when she told me that he had written his autobiography I just had to read it.
A quite amazing story, in parts horrific, tragic, tear-jerking but ultimately quite inspiring though sadly he stops too soon before his life turned back to something approaching normality.
The book was written before the fall of the Berlin Wall so some of
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