Escape from the Edge

By Morris Schnitzer and Bob Moore

The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs

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And there I was one evening at the end of December 1942, a free man in Brussels. A German Jew. Via the Netherlands. Via Switzerland. Via France. I was free in Brussels! I didn’t know anyone. I had never lived in Belgium. A war was on. What was I supposed to do now?

Narrow escapes and bold decisions define the life of teenager Morris Schnitzer. Fleeing from Nazi Germany before the onset of World War II, Morris ends up in the Netherlands only to watch the country be invaded by the Nazis. With his father’s warning to never set foot in a concentration camp echoing in his mind, Morris resolves to fight — and survive. As he assumes false identities and crosses endless borders in search of safety, Morris never acquiesces to the Nazi occupiers in Western Europe. In his epic journey to Escape from the Edge, Morris endures imprisonment and gruelling work as a farmhand, joins the resistance in Belgium and ultimately enlists in the American army, vowing to take revenge for all that he has lost.

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Publication Date: January 26, 2021

Reading Age: Adult

Genre: Adult Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 228

ISBN: 9781989719114

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