This unique narrative of escape combines the immediacy of postwar memoirs with the bittersweet perspective of age. The determined young Weinstein, one of the very few to escape from Treblinka, avoided death many times: in a labor camp, from a bunker and from informers – Poles, Ukrainians, Germans and Russians. The author credits his mother, whom he saw being taken away, with saving him once again when she appeared in a vision to an undecided rescuer, and convinced her not to inform on her son. The author found his father and after the war they immigrated to the USA.
“Holocaust survivor Eddie Weinstein shares his story on a regular basis in order to educate children about the horrors of what happened during World War II… Throughout the Holocaust, Weinstein’s determination to survive remained strong as he found ways to hide from the Nazis and make it through the many difficulties he faced.” [Jessica Lyons, Queens Courier Online]