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By Laʼu, Yiśraʼel Meʼir; Laʼu, Yiśraʼel Meʼir; Wiesel, Elie; Schmidt, Shira Leibowitz; Laʼu, Yiśraʼel Meʼir; Setbon, Jessica; Peres, Shimon

With a foreword by way of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel!
Israel Meir Lau, one of many youngest survivors of Buchenwald, used to be simply 8 years outdated whilst the camp was once liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew as much as turn into leader Rabbi of Israel--and like a number of the nice rabbis, Lau is a grasp storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, remarkable, and encouraging account of existence in a single of the Nazis' deadliest focus camps, and the way he controlled to outlive opposed to all attainable odds.
Lau, who misplaced so much of his relations within the Holocaust, additionally chronicles his existence after the warfare, together with his emigration to Mandate Palestine in the course of a interval that coincides with the improvement of the kingdom of Israel. the tale maintains up via this present day, with that once-lost boy of 8 now a super, charismatic, and world-revered determine who has visited with Popes John Paul and Benedict; the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and numerous worldwide leaders together with Ronald Reagan, invoice and Hillary Clinton, and Tony Blair.

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Rabbi Schor’s only daughter, Margala, married Rabbi Ya’akov Shimshon Shapira, and their son Rabbi Meir Shapira became well known as the rabbi of Lublin, founder of the Chachmei Lublin yeshiva, and, most important, founder of the Daf Yomi (daily page) system of Talmud study. The Talmud comprises more than 2,700 pages of text and is divided into tractates, some of which are studied more frequently than others. In Vienna in 1923, at the second conference of Agudath Israel, an organization of Orthodox Jews, Rabbi Meir Shapira proposed that, just as Jewish communities throughout the world read the same exact portion of the Torah each week, thus completing the entire Torah in one year, so, too, should scholars and laymen in every community throughout the globe study the same page of Talmud daily.

In the film, Feodor recounts that, every day, the Jewish boy had to clean the entire block, the courtyard, and the toilets in order to earn his bread ration. Feodor and his companions used to get up at five every morning in order to do the boy’s cleaning job. He explained, “The boy has no parents. ” On November 27, 2008, I was privileged to host Yulia and Yelena at my home in Tel Aviv. They had traveled to Israel from Russia, for the first time in their lives, to have dinner in our home and to visit Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Following their usual organized procedure, they directed men to one group of cars and women and children to another group of cars. The maikeh clubs, the whistles, and the dogs helped them carry out the operation. Within a few short seconds, my mother realized what this separation meant. In another moment, I would be entering the car with her, so she made an instantaneous decision. With the pillow on my shoulders separating us, she grasped my back with both hands and shoved me in the direction of the men.

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