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Preview — The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg
The Auschwitz Escape
When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to underm...more
I feel that there is a bit of irony that there are video games and movies that are much more violent and we voluntarily allow our children to watch them but worry about something that actually happened in history.
Anyway, I don't mean to condemn or judge anyone, but I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone who asked.(less)
According to Joel C. Rosenberg, it's okay that 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis because not *ALL* of the Jews died. God got the Jews through it, just like he saw them through Egyptian slavery! Sure, he only managed to save like 10% max of those who went into concentration camps, but it's all good. Because he came through at the end! You know, after the Nazis had nearly finished what they set out to do, effectively wiping out Europe's entire Jewish populatio ...more
After a failed attempt by the freedom fighters to release the captured Jews from the disgusting cattle cars, young Jacob Weisz finds himself locked inside and on his way to the dreaded hard labor camp of Auschwitz where within its evil barbed wire, he thinks of nothing but escape.
As he witnesses the brutality, sees the emaciated walking skeletons and learns the true secrets of the death factory it is, he questions his faith in God...more
this is historic ...more
This is the story of Jacob Weisz, who after the death of his ...more
Though Rosenberg's writing is not "poetic", it is fast-paced, matter-of-fact, and bare-bones-but-enough, if that makes sense. I flew through this book, finishing it in less than 24 hours, and actually finishing the last page at 2 in the morning. After a certain point, ...more
The Auschwitz Escape details the life of Jacob Weisz and the harrowing story as he fights in the resistance and lives through the horrors of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.
The details are gruesome and hard to stomach, I w ...more
My dad served in WW11 & I was born in the late 40s. how many years has it taken for us to truly recognize the atrocities that took place under Hitler's rule? I'm grateful that Rosenberg has so clearly documented what occurred at Auschwitz and that there were indeed those that escaped and tried to tell the world...May we never forget. Rosenberg has written another winner. Bring a Kleenex.
The numerous horrors and tragedy of Hitler's Final Solution brings us too many true stories to ever need worry about historical fiction filling in the gaps. But this fact must also be kept in mind when you read about the daily atrocities and the magnitude of it all. This really ...more
Less than 150 people escaped from the hell that was Auschwitz and this story is based on one of them who did. It is a story that engenders hope and a belief in God that one often has a purpose in survival, on ...more
Longtime author Joel C. Rosenberg tries his hand at historical fiction by delving into one of the darkest times of the twentieth century: the Holocaust. Though the subject matter may be rather dark, Rosenberg does a great job of telling a captivating story. Fans of the genre or of his other works will definitely enjoy this.
The only thing I would change, I would add some poetry to the moments they revisit Auschwitz years later. I could have almost seen words being written before my eyes.
This is great read. Heartbreaking because it can't be anything else.
Whoever loved The One Man by Andrew Gross, will love this one too. ...more
Wow...this book was great. It was hard to read at times solely because of the horrors described in this book. This book follows Jacob Weisz and journey through Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland. this book begins with Jean-Luc Leclerc, a French pastor and Jewish sympathizer. The focus then shifts to the main character Jacob Weisz. Jacob is 17 years old at the beginning of this book. He has a strong bond with his uncle ...more
Seeing the Nazi invasion from a French perspective was new to me, and it brought home the shock of the sudden blitz on Sedan, but that was nothing to seeing Auschwitz from Jacob's perspective as an infiltrator and a working prisoner.
With echoes of the Great Escape, this shows the creation of the Auschwitz Protocol, and the heroism of both Jews and Christians, working together to thwart the Nazi regime.
As the author said, it's hard to write a book like this. Although Jean-Luc and Jacob a ...more
Note: This is a different person than the fantasy author, Joel Rosenberg
Joel C. Rosenberg is the founder of The Joshua Fund and the New York Times best-selling author of THE LAST JIHAD (2002), THE LAST DAYS (2003), THE EZEKIEL OPTION (2005), THE COPPER SCROLL (2006), EPICENTER (2006) and DEAD HEAT (2008) with m ...more