Anything But His Soul: A Holocaust Memoir
A young boy’s world falls apart! He can trust no one and does not know what his tomorrow holds or if he will live to see it.
Poland 1944, Mjetek finds himself in Auschwitz after taking part in Zionist underground activities trying to fight against the Nazi occupation of Warsaw. He meets his brother a...more
I am glad that Mjetek's grandson was able to compile his story and publish it. I truly believe that if we do not remember the horrors of the past, we are destined to relive them. ...more
Mjetek Bomberg’s story is a personal account of his amazing survival during World War II. Although he mentions his family, he can't tell their stories because he was separated from them early on and doesn't know their story of how they perished. You will find a picture of him on the last page of the book, and a few other pict ...more
Aviva Hershko has allowed the world to enter the life of grandfather Moshe Mjetek Bomberg through his tapes of his life and experience during the Holocaust and afterward by transferring the spoken remembrances to the written word. The result – a hauntingly sensitive story of the Holocaust that reminds us of the agony and transformed lives of the survivors.
Born almost one hundred years ago, in 1920, Poland, Mjetek survived the horror ...more
A five star review because it deserves ten stars. Very well written, a page-turner with a great deal of specifics. As a Catholic raised in America I always wondered how how people survived and wondered about "after" the war. Sadly, Anti-Semitism is "alive and well" around the world. And getting worse! It is the educated that will ban racism, religious hate and quiet the ignorant. This book does a great job describing Anti-Semitism and the ignorance that it grows f ...more
Each Holocaust survivor has a unique and individual story. However, these survivor’s stories didn’t end in 1945. They continue through to the present day. Their testimonies provide us with an understanding of how the events of the Holocaust have shaped their lives and are an ongoing testimony to the strength of the human spirit.
Anything But His Soul by Moshe (Mjetek) Bomberg is a powerful and inspirational story about two brothers reunited in a death ...more
I read many of the stories because I worry that someday the world will "forget" the horrors of the holocaust. I found Mjetek's story strangely uplifting in spite of the sadness that moved me to tears.
We owe it to both the survivors and those who were murdered by the nazi regime to make sure that they and their families are NEVER FORGOTTEN. We must teach our children, grandchildren and future generations the horrible truth of what happened to European Jews at the hands of the na ...more
A very interesting book about one man's journey through the Holocaust and after.
He finally was able to emigrate to Israel,where he lived with his wife and raised two children.
This book Will be hard to read at times,because it puts you right there,but it will sure make you count your blessings,I know it did me.
For such a short book , it was packed with information. I only missed not hearing more of the author's family life before and after the Shoah. Despite that, one can only marvel at how he was able to survive. Very well written.
The author shared a very personal aspect of his life. I think he kept back his emotion much better than I would have been able too. I recommend this personal story. It is rare to hear from male survivors especially the hardships they faced to start over.
Aviva Hershko’s grandfather didn’t like to talk about his experiences as most of the survivors of that time chose to do, but he left a recording to h ...more