My book is soon to be released! #germany


Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

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75 years ago, my father was a prisoner in a castle in
Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. To find out how he got there and
what happened afterwards, look for my upcoming book: Courage of the Spirit.

Courage of the Spirit tells of one man's victory over the Nazis.
Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg becomes the first State Rabbi of the community of
Holocaust survivors in the German State of Hesse.

Many books have been written of the spiritual heroism of the Jewish people
as they rebuilt their lives after the devastation wrought by Hitler's
attempt to wipe out every last Jew, but some books stand out as unique
because they are written by family members who were told those stories of
heroism firsthand.

Courage of the Spirit (paperback ISBN 978-0-9846685-6-4;
ebook ISBN 978-0-9887048-9-3) is such a book. It portrays the spiritual
struggle of one man during the first half of the twentieth century the
author's father, Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg, who survived under Nazi and
Communist tyranny to become the first State Rabbi of the community of
Holocaust survivors in the German State of Hesse.

Rabbi Weinberg's saga serves as a tour of the ideologies and principles of
the contemporary world, but it also encompasses the movements that shape
Judaism today: Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative, as well as political
Zionism. It is a story that spans thousands of physical miles, by freight
train and on foot, >from the Galician Shtetl to cosmopolitan Vienna and
Berlin, and to Stalingrad and central Asia and back as Rabbi Weinberg kept
one step ahead of the Nazi armies. It is a story that spans the mental and
emotional journey >from the medieval Shtetl, the great empires, and the weak
democracies and totalitarian regimes that followed, and finally, to freedom.

Along the way, we meet significant figures in Rabbi Weinberg's life: Martin
Buber and Mannes Sperber, the founders of Israel's Marxist-Socialist party,
Rabbi Leo Baeck, and Albert Einstein. We are shown a window into life in a
Nazi prison and concentration camp, the day-to-day life of Jews in Nazi
Berlin, and the vagaries of survival under Stalin's totalitarian shelter.
"This book reconstructs these events >from conversations with my father, from
family notes, and >from historical documentation," says the author, Rabbi
Norbert Weinberg.

Courage of the Spirit is the first part of a trilogy. The second part will
follow the account of Irene Gottdenker, the author's mother, who openly
survived the Holocaust in the guise of a Pole of German descent and
witnessed the destruction of the Jews in Lwow and Warsaw. The third part
will examine the rebirth of Jewish life in the refugee camps in Austria and
then in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, and the environs.
IndieGo Publishing is an independent publishing firm that believes in
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expression through the written word. Retailers may order Courage of the
Spirit through Lightning Source/Ingram.

Ofra and Norbert Weinberg, Los Angeles,Calif. norofra@...

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