Emmanuel Thorne - Leon Thorne's It Will Yet Be Heard: A Polish Rabbi's Witness of the Shoah and Survival & Anita and Noel Epstein - Miracle Child: The Journey of a Young Holocaust Survivor

Upcoming Event
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Rabbi Leon Thorne was born in Schodnica in Eastern Galicia and was ordained as a rabbi at age nineteen. He became a chaplain in the Polish army in 1944, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1948. His extraordinary memoir, written in part while in hiding in a small underground bunker below a Polish peasant’s pigsty, recounts his harrowing experience during the Holocaust. Part of it was published in 1961 as Out of the Ashes. Back in print after forty years, the original text has been revised, annotated, and expanded to include previously unpublished accounts of Rabbi Thorne’s post-war experiences. Emanuel Thorne, Rabbi Thorne’s son, will discuss his father’s life and legacy.

Anita Epstein, born three years into the Holocaust, is one of its youngest and rarest survivors: just one half of one percent of Jewish children in Poland managed to live through the Nazi era. Epstein owes her survival to her parents’ having hidden her with a Catholic family. Remarkably, her mothersurvived as well, despite having been imprisoned in four concentration camps. In her deeply affecting memoir, Epstein recounts her wartime experience, her miraculous reunion with her mother, and her later life in the U.S., which included auditioning to play Anne Frank in the film. Epstein will be joined by her husband and co-authorNoel Epstein, former education editor of The Washington Post. 

 

 

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It Will Yet Be Heard: A Polish Rabbi's Witness of the Shoah and Survival Cover Image
By Leon Thorne, Daniel Magilow (Editor), Isaac Bashevis Singer (Preface by), Emanuel Thorne (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781978801653
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Published: Rutgers University Press - November 12th, 2018

Miracle Child: The Journey of a Young Holocaust Survivor (Holocaust: History and Literature) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781618118592
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Published: Academic Studies Press - April 15th, 2018

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