Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 April 1990

298 Pages | 10 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195039054

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In the Lion's Den

The Life of Oswald Rufeisen

Nechama Tec

"An unusual tale of heroism and survival during World War II"--Library Journal. "Ms. Tec...has a good eye for historical detail....She captures well the emotional complexity of Mr. Rufeisen's position"--The New York Times Book Review. This is the gripping story of Oswald Rufeisen--a Polish Jew who passed as a German, working as a translator for the German police in Poland. Using his post to aid victims of Nazi atrocities, he narrowly escaped detection and fled to a partisan unit. After the war, he moved to Israel, where he now works to bring Jews and Christians together.


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