By one who survived

With an afterword from Sharon Kangisser Cohen and Alice Klieger
Original Title: Noah – Von einem, der überlebte

Hardcover, linen, 188 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in., 1 color illustration
ISBN: 978-3-328-60167-8
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: March 1, 2021
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Rights sold to: Czech Republic (Host), The Netherlands (Signatuur)

Takis  Würger - Noah


Persecuted, Smuggler, Prisoner, Thief, Sailor, Fighter, Saviour. The story of a hero.

Noah Klieger was 13 when he joined a Jewish underground organisation during the German occupation of Belgium helping to smuggle Jewish children to Switzerland.

Noah Klieger was 16 when he arrived in Auschwitz as prisoner at freezing degrees one morning. Noah Klieger had never before boxed when upon arrival the prisoners were asked if there were boxers among them and he raised his hand. The daily extra ration of soup for the Auschwitz boxing squad let him survive long enough.

Noah Klieger was 20 when the extermination camp was liberated. He survived three death marches and four concentration camps in a time when a single word, a raised hand or a wrong step could decide about life and death. And yet, even in the dark, ice-cold hours, he found hope, he found those who fought the Germans, he found allies who stole potatoes with him, he found a doctor who saved his life, he found cunning and luck in one last loaf of bread.

Takis Würger tells the story of Noah Klieger's life – from his childhood days in 1920s France and his survival of the Nazi concentration camps to his commitment to the founding of Israel. The report of a great hero's life – breathtakingly well written.

A story that must never be forgotten.

"The memories of a Jewish hero. Good that Noah Klieger's story is recorded for future generations. A moving, harrowing, wonderful book."

Jüdische Allgemeine


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