The Price of Survival: Marcus Levin, Norwegian Holocaust Humanitarian

The Price of Survival: Marcus Levin, Norwegian Holocaust Humanitarian

by Irene Levin Berman


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In The Price of Survival: Marcus Levin, Norwegian Holocaust Humanitarian, Irene Levin Berman tells the story of her father’s heroic attempts to save the Jews of Norway, as well as hundreds of stateless refugees who had escaped other European countries in the 1930s, from deportation to Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Marcus Levin worked tirelessly to help Jews before and after the Nazis invaded Norway, and after the war he worked with the American Joint Distribution Committee and organizations in Norway such as the Jewish Social Unit to help find homes and jobs for the few Norwegian Jews who survived the concentration camps as well as about 600 stateless Displaced Persons. In 1962 Marcus Levin was awarded a gold Medal of Honor by King Olav of Norway in recognition of his efforts during World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761871293
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 03/07/2019
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.07(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Irene Levin Berman is author of “We Are Going to Pick Potatoes”: Norway and the Holocaust, the Untold Story and Norway Wasn’t Too Small: A Fact-Based Novel about Darkness and Survival.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii
Personal Introduction
Why This Story . . . ? 3
1900: Beginning of a New Century 5
The Levin Family 00
Father’s Life in 'slo 00
Pre-War Years 00
April 9, 1940: War 00
1941: The War Continues 00
October–November 1942: Germans Pursue the Jews 00
October 24-November 1942: Escape to Sweden 00
November 25–26, 1942: Escape and Arrest of Jewish
Women and Children 00
The Donau—The Death Ship 00
The Extermination of Jews in Auschwitz 00
Efforts to Save Lives 00
1942–1946: Working in Sweden 00
Refugees and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) 00
The War Is Over—Back to Norway 00
1947: Father’s Philosophy—Personal Unresolved Issues 00
1945: Returning from the Holocaust 00
Return from Auschwitz: Post-war Contact with the Norwegian
Government in London 00
1946: Displaced Persons 00
1948: The European Children’s Camp in Norway 00
1938: A Jewish Children’s Home in 'slo—Boys and Girls from Vienna 00
1953–1955: Minus Refugees 00
Circa 1960: Reconstruction in Norway after the War 00
Compensation for Norwegians 00
The King of Norway and the Watch 00
1965: Father’s Last Years 00
Our Family Becomes Part of the JDC 00
1943–1946: Childhood Memories of Sweden 00
Learning about the Meaning of the Holocaust 00
Growing up Both Norwegian and Jewish 00
Looking Back with Ruth 00
January 2012: The Prime Minister of Norway Apologizes to the
Norwegian Jews 00
My Philosophy Connected to Prime Minister Stoltenberg 00
About the Author 00

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