After Auschwitz: One Man's Story

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, May 28, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
Gruenwald paints his life story onto the larger canvas of some of the great conflicts and movements of the twentieth century. He offers a vivid portrayal of growing up affluent and Jewish in class-conscious Hungary in the interwar period and of the initial promise and disillusioning reality of Hungarian communism.
 

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Contents

PRELUDE
PREFACE
1 ON THE BEACH
2 A GOOD BEGINNING
3 ROHOD
4 THE DAY BEFORE DISASTER
5 INTO THE WHIRLWIND
6 A COOK IN AUSCHWITZ
12 STARTING OVER
13 ON MY OWN
14 ADVENTURES IN THE GARMENT TRADE
15 FITTING IN AND BRANCHING OUT
16 THE REAL ESTATE GAME
17 THE BIG TIME
18 TAKING OFF IN ALL DIRECTIONS
19 ALMOST LOSING IT

7 LIFE AND DEATH GO ON
8 TOUCHING BOTTOM
9 PICKING UP THE PIECES
10 MAKING A GO OF IT
11 OUT OF EUROPE
20 ALL IN THE FAMILY
21 RETURN TO AUSCHWITZ
INDEX
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About the author (2007)

Businessman Hermann Gruenwald is the owner and manager of Reliable Hosiery. Also active in real estate, he lives in Montreal.

Bryan Demchinsky is the business editor of the Montreal Gazette, the author of Montreal Then and Now, Vols. I and II, co-author of Storied Streets: Montreal in the Literary Imagination, and the editor of Grassroots, Greystones and Glass Towers: Montreal Urban Issues and Architecture.

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