|". . . an important personal and
. . Gracefully written… a triumph of the
human spirit… a universal message."
. . reads like an apocalyptic Hassidic tale
in which the terrible phylogeny of the Jews
was acting itself out through the author's
Professor Emeritus Michael Kerestesi, Wayne
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His parents, grandparents
and 2 brothers all died in the holocaust. He
survived. His Auschwitz inmate number was A7868.
His name is Dov Beril Edelstein. This is his
story… of hope.
A stirring and twisting
account, this memoir will take the reader on an
almost unfathomable journey of physical,
emotional and spiritual survival. But World's
Torn Asunder is bigger than just an eyewitness
account of the holocaust. What makes this memoir
special is its unique "jewishness."
Now a retired rabbi,
educator and lecturer with a lifetime of
experience in the jewish communities of Eastern
Europe, Israel and North America, Edelstein
masterfully weaves personal memoir into
historical context, with a deep appreciation for
Jewish lore and tradition.
Readers of all types will
glimpse the full richness of Jewish life in
Hungary in the years leading up to the war.
Jewish faith, customs, community and ethics not
only sponsored hope for survivors like
Edelstein, these values continue to inspire the
forgiveness and tolerance which define the
jewish perspective on this still surreal period
Originally published in
the US and later in German by Bohlau Verlag
Publishing, Worlds Torn Asunder has also been
used for over a decade as a text in religion
courses like "The Quest for Wholeness" at
institutions like Mercer University.
Rabbi Edelstein has
shared his inspirational personal story and the
book's message of tolerance with thousands of
mostly non-Jewish students and church audiences.
Now available in both
paperback and on Kindle, the book is enjoying a
resurgence and an ever widening readership.