Out of Hiding

Holocaust witnesses will soon cease to exist. As Tolstoy famously put it, “What is to be done?” One answer is Out of Hiding, a cross-section of stories collected from one region of the globe — British Columbia, Canada — examining 85 authors and 160 books. Outstanding characters include the heroic whistleblower, Rudolf Vrba, credited by historian Sir Martin Gilbert with saving at least 200,000 lives, as well as Robbie Waisman, likely the only person ever to sneak his way into Nazi prison camps, twice. Other discoveries include Dr. Tom Perry’s never-published photos of just-liberated Buchenwald, a little-known Warsaw Ghetto memoir by Stanislav Adler and Jennie Lifschitz, perhaps the only Canadian-born Jew to have survived the camps.

You may read more about this book and order it here.

For independent coverage about this book, see the Jewish Independent newspaper for “Roadmap to Remembering.”

As well, there is a Georgia Straight review here, “A collage of B.C. Perspectives.”

Click on this image to read a larger version of an interview with The Province.

Click on this image to see the larger pdf

 

You may read Norman Ravvvin’s review of Out of Hiding in the British Columbia Review here.