This memoir is the story of Samuel Drix, a respected Jewish physician, husband and father in Lvov in Southeastern Poland. When this region, Galicia, fell to Germany early in World War II, it became one of the first subjected to the Nazis' "Final Solution". As a result, nearly all of Lvov's Jews were eliminated. Every member of the author's family was killed, including his wife and two-year-old daughter, as well as most of his friends. He himself endured nearly a year in the infamous Janowska concentration camp, but miraculously escaped and survived in hiding for over a year until the arrival of the Soviet Army. Faced with more persecution - this time from anti-semitic communists - he made his way to New York, where he started a new family and a new life.
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One of the few Jews to survive the Nazi aktion in the Polish city of Lvov in August 1942, Drix was imprisoned in the Janowska concentration camp. Nearly every member of his family, including his wife and young daughter, perished. His highly detailed memoir recounts his life in the ghetto under German occupation, his year in the camp, his escape and the year he spent hiding in the countryside until the Russian liberation. In addition to Nazi atrocities, Drix describes the anti-Semitic policies of the Soviets after the German defeat. He remarried and, with his wife, left Lvov illegally for Western-occupied Germany; in 1956 they settled in New York City. Along with delineating acts of brutality, Drix also testifies to the goodness of the many people who aided him as an escapee.
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