“If I can get out of here alive, I will never deny my Judaism, whatsoever.”
Over three years, Shlomo Adler lost his parents, his sister and many members of his extended family. He was in a labor camp, in hiding, a soldier in the Polish army under a false identity. He grew close to a Polish senior official and was detained by the Communists. Despite all of this, he did not give up, and his spirit was not broken. The boy from Bolechów confronted challenges courageously and defiantly, finding a way to change his cruel destiny.
And he succeeded, making it to the Land of Israel and participate in the campaign for the establishment of Israel, the country where he built a house and raised a family.
I am looking forward most eagerly to the English language publication of A Jew Again by Shlomo Adler… I think it is an important contribution to the literature of the Holocaust…
In today’s world, where too often the Holocaust is associated almost exclusively with Auschwitz and the other mass extermination camps, A Jew Again opens a window into another aspect of the Holocaust, the horrors experienced by Jews in their own communities perpetrated by both Germans and local gentiles…
Stephan Klein, Ph.D.
Brooklyn, NY, US
[Adler’s] admirable forthrightness, the vigor and clarity of his mind, his deep emotionality and his immensely moving desire to make sense of the horrors that History visited upon him and his town make his narrative both unforgettable and profoundly important, at a time when the voices of so many survivors are being silenced forever.
Author of “The Lost”