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on February 13, 2012
FORKS OVER KNIVES chronicles several personal stories. I am taking the liberty to share briefly my story. I am a Holocaust survivor. For three years, behind barbed wire in forced labor and concentration camps, I was beaten, wounded, and starved; it left many physical and mental scars. I never received any medical treatment there. Some scars and scabs will stay for the rest of my life, as reflected in my autobiography "From a Name to a Number." I was liberated by the Russian army in May 1945. Their doctors gave me a thorough examination. I weighed eighty pounds, and they told me, "Sorry young man, your life span will not last long." I was 18 years old then; I am now an 86 year old man.

For many years after the war I was a very sickly young man. The most troubling ailment had been my inability to digest common staples of food such as meat, dairy products, etc. My stomach rejected and ejected them. I had been seeking and getting medical treatment; different diagnoses were made and a variety of medications were prescribed which did not provide much relief. A co-worker once said to me, "It pains me to see a young man absent from work so often due to illness. Perhaps if you adopt my lifestyle it might help you, as it has helped me." I became a strict vegetarian and a teetotaler. I am glad to feel as I do now. I don't need any more convincing that a purely plant-based diet is good for a healthy body and mind. Nevertheless, I have learned from this book; some recipes are great. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their health.

Henry Thoreau wrote, "I have no doubt that it is a part of destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals."
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