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Out of the Depths: The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last

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Out of the Depths: The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last

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A moving account of survival and faith from Israel Meir Lau, a Holocaust survivor and former Chief Rabbi of Israel, with forewords by former President of Israel Shimon Peres and the bestselling author of Night, Elie Wiesel--both Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

One of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, Israel Meir Lau was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel--and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, miraculous, and inspiring account of life in one of the Nazis' deadliest concentration camps and how he managed to survive against all possible odds.
Lau, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, also chronicles his life after the war, including his emigration to Mandate Palestine during a period that coincides with the development of the State of Israel. The story continues through the present day, with that once-lost boy of eight now a brilliant, charismatic, and world-revered figure who has visited with three popes, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and countless global leaders, including Queen Elizabeth, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and Tony Blair.

Lau's insightful reflections on his experiences during the Holocaust and World War II make Out of the Depths a compelling tribute to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Originally published in Hebrew under the title Do Not Raise a Hand Against the Boy, this is a deeply inspiring and powerful memoir for readers of Holocaust books such as The Daughter of Auschwitz and Man's Search for Meaning.

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau is one of the world's most revered and charismatic Jewish leaders. Lau was born in 1937 in Poland, the son of his town's last chief rabbi. He served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1993 to 2003. Currently, he is Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council; Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial organization for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. In 2005, Lau was awarded the Israel Prize (the country's highest honor) for his lifetime achievements and special contributions to society and the State of Israel. Shimon Peres was president of the State of Israel. Mr. Peres served twice as the prime minister of Israel and received the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize. He wrote numerous books and hundreds of articles and essays. Elie Wiesel was 15 when he was deported to Auschwitz, and later to Buchenwald. After the war he became a journalist and writer in Paris, and the author of more than 50 books, including the bestselling Night. He received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire, and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. He was also the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and a professor of philosophy and religion at Boston University.

ISBN: 9781454942634

ISBN-10: 9781454942634

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

Publication Date: 08/04/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/04/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 400

Language: English



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