Inside the Walls

Inside the Walls


By Eddie Klein

“Rumkowski remains shrouded in mystery, and though my own view may be biased, I am convinced that he cared deeply about the Jews in the Ghetto.”

An idealist and a dreamer, orphaned Icchok Klein comes under the protective wing of those in charge of the Lodz ghetto, including the powerful Mordechai Rumkowski. In a flash, Icchok's life takes a decidedly different path, givin him a bird's-eye view of a house of privilege and a polarizing, controversial figure. But in August 1944, Icchok's fate spirals when he is transported from the ghetto and forced to face, alone, each precarious moment.

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About the Author

Eddie (Icchok) Klein was born in Sieradz, Poland, in 1927. He immigrated to British Mandate Palestine in 1945, where he worked for the Palmach and later the Air Force. Eddie married his wife, Miriam, in Tel Aviv in 1955; they immigrated to Montreal in 1956, where Eddie still lives.

Product Information

  • Release: May 30, 2016
  • $14.95 Paperback
  • 120 Pages
  • 6 x 9
  • ISBN: 9781988065014

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