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He Walked Through Walls: A Twentieth-Century Tale of Survival Paperback – August 1, 2009
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This is a different kind of survivor story. Its hero did not survive Auschwitz, nor did he spend the war years hiding in an attic or in a forest. After a difficult but successful exodus from Europe, by mid 1941, he and his family arrived in New York and spent most of WWII living on Central Park West. Before reaching the age of twenty, he had already survived two life threatening situations. These early experiences no doubt contributed to the exceptional foresight, survival skills, and courage which led to his taking steps as early as 1936 to facilitate his family s exodus from Europe in case of war. An inspiring success story! --Tania Grossinger, author, Growing Up at Grossinger's
For some, memories of the Holocaust are focused on their or their family's suffering. For some, those memories become a commitment to the Jewish people. And for some, they become a teaching toward the broadest circle peacemaking and honoring of all the others in our lives and in the world. In this book, Myriam Miedzian tells the moving story of how her father survived three twentieth century wars. We also learn how his harrowing experiences, the loss of her extended family in the Holocaust, and her own childhood broken by war have become conjoined for her with the pain of the world, and how her broken heart has become an open heart. --Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director, The Shalom Center; author, The Tent of Abraham and Godwrestling Round 2
About the Author
Dr. Miedzian has appeared on over 300 TV and radio programs, including Charlie Rose, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King Live, and The Brian Lehrer Show. Her research on school programs that help prevent violent behavior, formed the basis of an NPR Weekend Edition program. She was the subject of a Time Magazine Interview.
Dr. Miedzian's articles and op-eds have appeared in numerous publications, and her blogs appear frequently in The Huffington Post. She is the author of He Walked Through Walls: A Twentieth-Century Tale of Survival, and Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence. She is a founding director of Prepare Tomorrow's Parents, a non-profit organization which grew out of recommendations made in the latter book.
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Top Customer Reviews
Henyek Miedzianagora lived a life filled with adventure, hardship, and danger which he survived through his own wit and courage. And through the love and help of his family, especially his wife Betty, and friends and the good people he met along the way.
Henyek survived three wars in Europe and ended up in America to live the American dream.
My only complaint with this book is that it wasn't longer. I eagerly await the next installment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am grateful to the friend who pointed me towards Myriam Miedzian's book about her grandfather's life. It was a moving read, and I hardly put it down once. Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by inkblot
I loved this book the first time I read it, and even more the 2nd and 3rd times.
Although it takes place during the holocaust, it is not a depressing book. Read more