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Young Lothar: An Underground Fugitive in Nazi Berlin

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Description for Young Lothar: An Underground Fugitive in Nazi Berlin Paperback. Lothar Orbach, the youngest son of a German Jewish family, was just 14 when the Nazis began rounding up Berlin's Jews. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: 1DFG; 3JJH; BTP; HBJD; HBTZ1; HBWQ. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 216 x 127 x 25. .
His promising education was aborted; his close-knit family splintered. When the Gestapo came for Orbach's mother on Christmas Eve 1942, they escaped with false papers; his mother found sanctuary with a family of Communists and Orbach - under the assumed identity of Gerhard Peters - entered Berlin's underworld of 'divers'. He scraped a living by hustling pool, cheating in poker and stealing - fighting, literally, to stay alive. Outwardly he became a cagey amoral street thug, inwardly he was a sensitive, romantic boy, devoted son and increasingly religious Jew, clinging to his humanity. In the end, he was betrayed and ... Read more

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About Larry Orbach
Larry (Lothar) Orbach (1924-2008) grew up in Berlin and assumed the identity of Gerhard Peters from 1942-44. He spent the last year of the war in Auschwitz and emigrated to New York in 1946. Settling in New Jersey, Larry Orbach set up a jewellery business and, with his wife Ruth Geier - also a refugee from Nazi Berlin - they ... Read more

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This is a book to make one both smile and weep, to admire the generosity of spirit of courageous individuals and to despair of the selfish inhumanity of those who passed by on the other side. Larry Orbach's story of survival against impossible odds opens a window into the seamy underworld of wartime Berlin and into the limitless extremes of ... Read more

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