- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (March 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414336241
- ISBN-13: 978-1414336244
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2,205 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The strong religious conviction evident in Rosenberg's previous novels ("Damascus Countdown"), which were focused on the Middle East and Muslim-Western relations, is reflected in his latest book, ["The Auschwitz Escape," ] a work of historical fiction, about a heroic escape from the Nazis.Luc, a French pastor, who is sentenced to the Auschwitz death camp for helping Jews, joins forces with Jacob, a Jewish man sent to the camp after his attempt to hijack a train bound for Auschwitz fails. Together they plan to escape to tell an unbelieving world about the Holocaust.During the escape, the two form a strong bond, learning about each other's faith and doubts. When Jacob questions why Luc has joined the Resistance, the pastor responds, "The real question is 'Why aren't all the Christians here?'"Rosenberg has done what he does best: create believable characters set in a political milieu and also in religious context, acting on conviction or exploiting religion for selfish or evil ends.This is Rosenberg's most deeply moving work to date.--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, and Epicenter, with 1.5 million copies in print. A communications strategist based in Washington, D.C., he has worked with some of the world s most influential and provocative leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, former Israeli deputy prime minister Natan Sharansky, and former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Once a political columnist for World magazine, he now writes commentaries for National Review as well as a weekly e-mail update known as Flash Traffic for business and political leaders. A front-page Sunday New York Times profile called him a force in the capital. He has also been profiled by the Washington Times and the Jerusalem Post and has been interviewed on ABC s Nightline, CNN Headline News, FOX News Channel, The History Channel, MSNBC, The Rush Limbaugh Show, and The Sean Hannity Show.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are a fan of Joel's books, you will love this...it is historical fiction, but has a completely different 'feel' than his other fiction.
I guess I would call it more somber and respectful because of the topic, but still has a lot of action and heartbreak, because of the highly emotional subject matter.
Rosenberg is a master at developing a rapport between the reader and his characters very quickly... you feel so in touch with them. You feel their confusion, their suffering, and in some instances, their loss of faith.
In the author's note, Joel said this was the most difficult book he's written. I have been trying all day to write this review for Amazon, but found it difficult to do so...the emotion is still with me, I suppose.
It is a 5 star read, better than most autobiographies of Holocaust survivors that I've read. It is based on the true story of events presented...using fictionalized characters in many instances, while using real-life people to punctuate the horrors that occurred.
I certainly recommend this book to all of you who love the Jewish people, and/or are interested in the gut-wrenching reality that was the Holocaust.
I pray it never happens again, to any race of people...
Keep the tissue box handy...
The warnings reached Jacob Weisz, and he resolved to join an underground resistance group. When a rescue operation went awry in April 1943, Jacob became one of hundreds of thousands shipped by train to concentration camps. Auschwitz – a place where the “ovens never stopped working and the chimney never stopped belching out its black, putrid smoke along with the ashes of human bodies that fell from the sky like snowflakes morning, noon and night.” Mostly Jews.
The volume of people brutally captured from their homes and shipped to death factories multiplied daily. As conditions worsened, Jacob found resolve and strength he did not know he had. “The Nazis had taken away his name, his clothes, his dignity. But only he could give away his will to fight, and he resolved not to do it.” Close to 800 people had tried to escape. No one made it. Maybe he would!
Life in a death camp changed Jacob. He used to be timid; now he had something to say and would risk his life to say it. He was determined to escape to expose the atrocities to Jewish and Allied leaders, if only to keep one more Jew from being sucked into the Nazi killing machine.
This book was born from the author’s visit to Auschwitz in 2011. Vivid characters, disturbing but realistic details, and compelling writing brings this horrific time in history to life. The book leaves the reader with the questions: Do I put this information back on the shelf of history, or do I look for ways to care for and protect the Jewish people today?
Why should Christians care about the Jews?Read more ›
While my two favorite characters were dying, I just bawled my eyes out. The events leading up to a certain character’s death was incredibly emotional, especially since they were talking over an issue I feel very strongly about. I really enjoyed Jacob’s development as a character. He starts out as a meek peacemaker, and ends with astounding courage and the urge to help others. He is definitely not without his faults, even as the novel lingers to a closing, but he is a great character. I also think Jacob may be the only Christian fiction protagonist that isn’t a Christian… I really admire this.
This is a Christian fiction novel written by a Christian with an Orthodox Jewish background. An extra bonus to the fantastic characters and emotional writing; religion, Christianity in particular, was handled surprisingly and refreshingly realistically, yet it wasn’t bashed like some secularists do. It is very realistic, yet is full of hope. At the end of the story, although secular Jacob does become more Jewish (this is mostly due to Jacob’s religious Jewish wife, whom he loves dearly), although no Jew becomes a Christian.
Jean-Luc, a Protestant pastor at Le Chambon in France, is a great Christian man, who is not arrogant, pushy or ignorant, and he certainly is not your typical Christian.Read more ›
Joel Rosenberg is not a Holocaust survivor; he is just a good writer, a proficient storyteller. He has probably listened to survivors' life stories and heard about the atrocities committed by the Nazis.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Reading to keep me aware and to learn more about something so powerfully evil and so powerfully iqnored.Published 6 days ago by sheryl s. fair
An Excellent book with many historical facts woven into a great fictional account.Published 18 days ago by Jim
This is not a typical book for me to read, but on the recommendation of Kathie Lee Gifford, who extolled the merits of this book (she was exhausted from not having slept because... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Karen A. Schleif
Very well written. Inspirational. Very good read even though it takes place during a very dark time in our world history.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Joel gave me a new understanding about the Auschwitz horror. This book is well written and I found that I could not put it down.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer