Dateline: Istanbul - Paperback

Brand: ArtScroll Publications
By: Joseph Friedenson
Product ID: 9780899061474 FREE GIFTS with your order - New gifts added monthly
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Dateline: Istanbul: Dr. Jacob Griffel's lone odyssey through a sea of indifference.
by Joseph Friedenson

Officially neutral, Nazi-leaning Turkey during World War II -- a beehive of intrigue, espionage, diplomacy, bribery, and bureaucratic opposition to almost every attempt to save Jewish lives.

Into this morass came Dr. Jacob Griffel, a Polish Jew whose young wife and children died in the blitzkrieg of Warsaw. He was an unusual combination: successful lawyer, astute businessman, devout chassidic Jew -- and a man who despised red tape, office hours, and procedure.

His mission and obsession was to save lives during the war and bring back the survivors -- especially the children -- when it was over.

He was a man possessed. He didn’t sleep. He didn’t eat. He didn’t tolerate small-minded opposition. He wouldn’t talk about himself, and because of him thousands of people are alive today.

This stirring saga is an important contribution to the knowledge of the period and an inspiring lesson in how much one man can accomplish.

ISBN-10: 0899061478
ISBN-13: 9780899061474
Binding: Paperback / Pages: 302
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Published: by ArtScroll / Mesorah

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