There are many excellent memoirs by holocaust survivors who are still living. But Rabbi Dov Beril Edelstein's is unique -- especially skillful for its combination of historical illumination, personal memoir, and a deep appreciation of orthodox Jewish lore.
Online PR News – 11-June-2012 – Ann Arbor, MI – Worlds Torn Asunder, the memoir of Holocaust survivor Dov Beril Edelstein, is a riveting personal story of survival and hope. It was originally published in 1985, with a German version published by Bohlau Verlag Publishing Company. It has been used as a text at various schools and universities for over a decade in courses with titles like “The Quest for Wholeness.” The book is now available as a Kindle Ebook, as well as a paperback on Amazon.com. For a limited time, the Kindle version can purchased for $.99.
Dov Beril Edelstein is a retired rabbi and educator with a lifetime of experience serving Jewish communities in Israel and North America. As Auschwitz inmate #A7868 and one who lost both parents, two brothers and other family members in the holocaust, he offers a unique personal and spiritual perspective on these events. Rabbi Edelstein has lead opening prayer at the US Congress, served on various holocaust commissions, lectured extensively on this period of history and has shared his personal story of survival with thousands of mostly non-Jewish audiences, churches and students.
He is now available for interviews via email et.al. from his home in Israel, where he lives with his wife Gitta, herself an accomplished painter and stained-glass artist, also a holocaust survivor and former Auschwitz inmate.
A stirring and twisting account, Worlds Torn Asunder will take the reader on an almost unfathomable journey of physical, emotional and spiritual survival. But this memoir is bigger than just an eyewitness account of the Holocaust. What makes this memoir special is the author’s unique perspective steeped in Jewish history and lore.
Readers of all types will glimpse the full richness of Jewish life in Hungary in the years leading up to the war. Jewish faith, customs, community and ethics not only sponsored hope for survivors like Edelstein, these values continue to inspire the forgiveness and tolerance which define the Jewish perspective on this still surreal period of history.