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Lists with This Book. Jun 25, Petra Eggs rated it it was amazing Shelves: The whole genre of Holocaust literature inspires horror and revulsion for the Nazis, disgust for the collaborating and enabling Germans and great sympathy for the Jews and other victims of the vile policies of Hitler and his entire morally-bankrupt Klan.
This book is completely different. Cioma is a cheeky chappy who will always find a way around any situation pasaprtes thoroughly enjoys outwitting those who would have him deported to the camps and gassed. But he can’t do this alone and through him we The whole genre of Holocaust literature inspires horror and revulsion for the Nazis, disgust for the collaborating and enabling Germans and great sympathy for the Jews and other victims of the vile policies of Hitler and his entire morally-bankrupt Klan.
But he can’t do this alone and through him we see a whole network of Jews living a sort of underlife in the cities. This underlife was enabled by right-thinking Germans who weren’t necessarily heroes of the resistance but neither were they going to see people murdered for some invented political bunkum.
And if they wanted a nice lamp from the house, well, that’s how people are. Your life for a lamp! Much, much more falsificadot a fair exchange. What Cioma did was alter genuine documents from the original German owners to the new Jewish ones.
Some of the documents at least came from Christians in a particular church who would drop them as offerings at the end of the Sunday service. It was no risk to them, they just went to the local Post Office and said they’d lost them. But to the Jews, they were the diffence between being stopped on the street and sent to the camps and being nodded on, with a smile, to go about their daily business. Eventually, Cioma cycles and then swims to freedom in Switzerland, where he lives to this day, a graphic artist.
For a completely different and very enjoyable look at this dark period of history, I can’t recommend this highly enough. Nov 12, Christie rated it liked it Shelves: Definitely not your typical Holocaust survival book which is, more often than not, an emotional and heartbreaking account of inhumane treatment and tragic loss of family and friends.
He risked his life and those who collaborated with him to Definitely not your typical Holocaust survival book which is, more often than not, an emotional and heartbreaking account of inhumane treatment and tragic loss of family and friends. He risked his life and those who collaborated with him to procure the materials necessary to replicate quality documents that allowed safe passage and escape from the Nazis in Berlin.
The writer has a very witty and clever personality and his exploits, while extremely dangerous, are recounted with such flair and intrigue that falsificqdor admire him all the more for the things falsificaeor did.
Even when placed on the Gestapo’s most wanted list, the author was quick enough on his feet to talk his way out of arrest as well as paeaportes out and defend other Jewish people whom he witnessed falsificadog harassed by the Gestapo. The way of life for those who padaportes in Berlin is portrayed with an insight that is not written about as often.
Here is the author’s preface to his memoir, which is what convinced me to read the book: If the parquet floor of a large room had a hole in it the size of a fist, and somebody tried to land a pea in this hole, his chances of ffalsificador would falsificavor minimal. But if you took ell sackful of peas and tipped them out on the pasaportex, the hole would be filled immediately. Like mine, the story of every pea that ended up in the hole would then consist of a series of miraculous coincidences.
I an one of those lucky peas. Instead, he relays with joy the encounters he had where he was able to outsmart the Nazis and carry out his work to secure safe passage for others, just days and hours away from being deport to a concentration camp.
When finally forced to flee Berlin and bicycle to Switzerland, his journey is successful due to one lucky coincidence after another.
A great example of someone with a heart of gold, nerves of steel and tenacity to never stop when doing what’s right or what is necessary to help others. May 07, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: This is not the greatest work of literature, but, boy, is it a great story.
The writing kind of jumps around, and it’s not always very clear when one scene changes to the next, but paeaportes tale of this young man hiding out in Berlin and forging documents is fascinating.
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He takes crazy risks but always manages to be elsewhere when they’re looking for him, and finally makes his way into Switzerland, stopping on the way to forge one ep document. Jan 13, Sana rated it it was amazing.
Roughly written as others have pointed out but the story is amazing and truly inspiring of all the brave people in this book including the author who helped the Jewish people during the war Shows the humanity that existed in characters such as Ludwig and helene etc.
Jun 21, Heatherjoy rated it liked it. Personally i thought this book was quite rough around the edges and poorly written, it was very difficult to follow and lacked fluidity. Yet even underneath all the sloppy writing you could tell it was an incredible story and would falsifkcador an awesome movie!
Especially since i read this just after returning from Berlin myself i falsificadoe it fascinating how he survived and learning all about the city. I loved it when he would mention places i had gone and such! I was really shocked at the end when it said Personally i thought this book was quite rough around the edges and poorly written, it was very difficult to follow and lacked fluidity.
I was really shocked at the end when it said that one of the characters was executed at sachenhausen and that i had been there and remember stepping over a plaque where people were shot I was also kind of disturbed by the graphic details of his er As some other reviews have pointed out, the prose is choppy and at times rough, additionally the tone seems a bit strange. It is unclear, at least to this reader, if it is the translation or the author the tone being a way to distance himself.
Regardless, it is still a rather good and engrossing read. Schonhaus was the child of Russian Jews who had emigrated to Berlin. The story starts duringand covers the experience of Psaportes as he hids at in Berlin, escaping the deportations that too As some other reviews have pointed out, the prose is choppy and at times rough, additionally the tone seems a bit strange. The story starts duringand covers the experience of Schonhaus as he hids at in Berlin, escaping the deportations that took the rest of his family.
Schonhaus was able to forge passes and other docuements, making not only a person who was saved, but a person who did the saving. While he was helped several times, he saved himself by taking risks and sticking to his guns. During his time in Berlin and working with the German Resistance, Schonhaus knows several individuals who will be well known to students of World War II history.
A good read simplely because of the view it presents. Jul 08, Irving Koppel rated it really liked it. Fortunately, he is an artist,and using his skills to become a forger, he is able to create every kind of official document from ration books to passports. The book reads more like fiction than biography since we are constantly going from great danger to relative safety and back again. For one who is interested in personal survival under extremely trying circumatances,he will find falsificafor “The Forger” is the story of a young German-Jewish boy who finds himself stranded in Nazi E during World War II.
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For one who is interested in personal survival under extremely trying circumatances,he will find this book a primer in that field.
All in all a very exciting,entertaining and informative read. Apr 02, Mark rated it liked it. The author was a Russian Jew living in Berlin during the war. Because of his artistic skills he was able to make his own ‘aryan’ documents and live as a regular German during the war in Berlin. He served hundreds of fellow Jews, Russians and Gypsies by giving them what appeared to be legitimate documents.
He lost his parents to the camps in Paasportes, but he was finally able to escape to Switerland, via bicycle, in the yawning days of the war. He still lives in Basel, Switzerland today. Jan 27, Michael Alders rated it really liked it.
A remarkable and enjoyable memoir pasaportex a grim setting,ult really interesting insight into how jews were able to survive in the underground in Berlin during WWll.
A remarkable and enjoyable memoir in a grim setting,ultimately very rewarding Oct 08, Sandra Strange rated it really liked it Shelves: This true holocaust story is quite arresting: A talented artist, he also helps others by forging Nazi stamps on false identity documents and food rationing books for a network that helped Jews escape the Nazis.
The book is an engaging account, but be warned that Cioma is frank about his sexual adventures and how sex also helped keep him alive. Apr 14, Kelly rated it really liked it. dalsificador
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Since he avoided the concentration camps it was a bit more mild, although still portraying the unbelievable inhumanity they were treated with. This is how I like history books, the story of an individual. May 03, Leslie rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This pasaortes is a memoir of a 22 year old graphic artist who found a unique outlet for his talents. He forged documents for people fleeing the Third Reich, and saved hundreds of lives. Even as the Gestapo posted his photo in public, he managed to have a steamy love affair with the beautiful consort of an SS officer. Although his family were told to report to the train station by the Nazis—he refused to wear the yellow star and ignored all their directives.
Since he was blond and blue-eyed many Nazi This book is a memoir of a 22 year old graphic artist who found a unique outlet for his talents. Since he was blond and blue-eyed many Nazis thought he was one of them. He eventually escaped to Switzerland on a bicycle.