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The Auschwitz Escape [Kindle Edition]

Joel C. Rosenberg
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ECPA 2015 Christian Book Award Finalist!
2014 finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards!
A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans—especially Jews like Jacob and his family—are treated like dogs.

When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare—trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

As World War II rages and Hitler begins implementing his “final solution” to systematically and ruthlessly exterminate the Jewish people, Jacob must rely on his wits and a God he’s not sure he believes in to somehow escape from Auschwitz and alert the world to the Nazi’s atrocities before Fascism overtakes all of Europe. The fate of millions hangs in the balance.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11153 KB
  • Print Length: 481 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (18 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E1O7EZK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #129,438 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MOST ABSORBING AND DEEPLY MOVING! 24 Mar. 2014
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The Auschwitz Escape by New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg is an incredible work of historical fiction about a daring escape from the Nazis. It is Rosenberg's most stirring and deeply moving work to date, based on actual events that took place seventy years ago. It is the poignant tale of two young men arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi death camp in southern Poland.

The Auschwitz Escape opens in the small, quiet community of Sedan, France on May 13, 1940. The book is about two young men who find themselves in one of the most horrifying places that you can think of - Auschwitz. The very mention of the name sends a shiver down one's spines. Holed up in a place that only spells doom, these most improbable of friends are determined to work out a daring and extremely risky plan to escape. Jean-Luc Leclerc, a French Protestant assistant pastor, who is sentenced to the Auschwitz death camp for helping Jews, joins forces with Jacob Weisz, a young seventeen-year-old Jewish boy sent to the camp after his attempt to hijack a train bound for Auschwitz fails. Their mission: to announce to a skeptical world about the pogrom implemented under Hitler's Germany.

Will the two men manage to escape from the concentration camp? Even if they managed to escape, will they succeed in their mission to tell about the Holocaust? The Auschwitz Escape is not only a superbly crafted work of historical fiction but also has sprinkling of historical events all over.

The release of the book couldn't have been timed more appropriately as it coincides with a lot of things in recent times. The US House of Representatives Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, earlier this year visited the Auschwitz death camp in Poland along with a group of Israeli lawmakers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read 26 Mar. 2014
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There isn't much I can say about this book except that it is a gripping recount. Joel Rosenburg not only developed the characters so well, he did a fascinating job of bringing out their emotions and thoughts and of describing their actions in a way that made it easy for the reader to picture the time and the situations of the characters in the book. His handling of details is perfect, sparing the reader. Not only does he write in a fluid manner, he knows his subject very well. I never felt like putting the book aside during the read. Its captures so much in its scope like stories such as Disciples of Fortune , and The Great Escape. Every chapter was enjoyed.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive reading 20 Mar. 2014
By Bettite
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I have read all of Joel C Rosenberg's books both fiction and non-fiction. As soon as I started reading The Aushwitz Escape I was hooked. Although this is a work of fiction it is based on fact and as a committed Christian and part of a Prayer for Israel prayer group I have a fair knowledge of the atrocities of WWII under the Nazis and found this book harrowing in its authenticity. It is a wake up call to the world that we become aware of the dangers the tiny nation of Israel face surrounded by hostile nations who want nothing more than to wipe Israel and the Jews of the face of the earth.
Read this book, think hard about it and weep.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 29 Mar. 2014
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please read this book it is very we'll written I couldn't put it down. one of the best books I have read in a very long time
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5.0 out of 5 stars we will remember 20 April 2014
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Great novel based on the holocaust and set in WW2 mainly at Auschwitz. Helps us remember what man can do to man to help us prevent it happening again. Well done Joel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent well written book and very exciting. 12 April 2014
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A very difficult read considering the terrible atrocities at Auschwitz but an amazing book and can understand that many aspects are based on fact, having been there on a visit and read other true books on this subject.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite historically correct. 9 Nov. 2014
I'm afraid I have to disagree with the reviewer who compliments Mr Rosenburg on his excellent research. The author does, in fact, get things very wrong very early in the book. When the Germans launch their attack on France at Sedan in May 1940, we have a scene where about 36 civilian prisoners are kept stripped and bound and addressed by a German officer. He asks who are Jews and identifies three. "Send them to Auschwitz" he orders contemptuously. In May,1940 Auschwitz was an old Polish Army barracks being prepared by the Germans for an influx of political prisoners, who duly arrived in June. Auschwitz was not used as a destination for Jewish "resettlement" transports until 1942 after the conference at Wannsee led by Heydrich. This,for me, sends up warning signals about the extent of the author's research. I question also the same German officer's (see above) statement to his civilian prisoners that they will all be sent to Germany as slave labourers. This, on the FIRST day of the attack on France. Such utilisation of French labour did not come into effect until after the collapse of France. On the first day of the invasion a German officer would have much more to worry about than tying up French women and children and threatening them with deportation.
Other than this lapse in historical veracity, the descriptions of Auschwitz are well done. However, another glaring inconsistency comes to light when our main protagonist Jacob arrives at Auschwitz. He is chosen to work at "Canada" - The main sorting complex of huts where the belongings of all the arriving victims were taken. Canada was located in Auschwitz 2 - Birkenau. Anyone visiting Auschwitz today can still see the foundations of these huts at the Birkenau complex.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book. Very exciting.
Published 1 month ago by jan munro
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, well set out and very realistic in ...
Good book, well set out and very realistic in places. This author is rather well known so I would expect what I got, although it is a different kind of book to many of his others. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rosemary.whitehouse
5.0 out of 5 stars The price of true love
Well written ,credible plot revealing the atrocities committed in the camps.Add to this the stories of selfless love ,risk and sacrifice by so many in difficult circumstances,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by LMack
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
so true to life, Joel Rosenberg makes you feel you're actually there, unbeleivable
Published 3 months ago by johnnyb
5.0 out of 5 stars another gripping read
The emotion and story. I couldn't put the book down. I didn't realise how little I knew. Thanks again Joel for another heart-wrenching & eye-opening read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by siancope
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!
Brilliant !!! It never ceases to amaze me as to how Mr.Rosenberg manages to create a wonderful story,by expertly weaving masive amounts of fact with fiction. Read more
Published 7 months ago by ken birkett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It was an amazing account that I was not fully aware of.
Published 9 months ago by Barbara Holt
5.0 out of 5 stars like some authors
As with all Joel's books you come to expect something well researched and appealing. Written by a Messianic Jew (one who has recognised Jesus Christ as the Jewish Messiah and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by D. B. Prentice
3.0 out of 5 stars I love his books and though this is not his best ...
Just finished reading "The Auschwitz Escape" by Joel C Rosenberg. I love his books and though this is not his best it is certainly a gripping tale. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ginger
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This is a fantastic book. It is so well written. I could not set it down. It flows so well. At the same time it was hard to read because of the harsh realities that were so well... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr Andrew Wilson
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