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An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust

An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust
Author: Bernat Rosner - Frederic C. Tubach
ISBN 13: 9780520261310
ISBN 10: 520261313
Edition: With a New Epilogue
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2010-01-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
List Price: $29.95

"I was very touched by the story beautifully told in An Uncommon Friendship. The pain and suffering brought on by the Holocaust is described in a riveting way. The book shows how a chance meeting followed by a deep friendship can lead to compassion, forgiveness, and understanding on a deeply personal level."—Barbara Boxer, United States Senator

"Fritz Tubach and Bernat Rosner perfectly link the abstract horror of the Nazi death machine with the harmless-seeming, rural somnolence of European village life in the '30s. An Uncommon Friendship is tangible, real, heart-breaking, awesome. This double memoir of a German youth and the Hungarian-Jewish youth he befriended in later life is absolutely unique and stunningly beautiful."—Carolyn See, author of The Handyman

"I read, admired and was gripped by the counterpoint memoirs of Bernie Rosner, a Hungarian-born survivor of Auschwitz and Mauthausen, and Fritz Tubach, the son of a Nazi German army officer. Factual, measured, unemphatic, sharply evocative, their linked stories prove extraordinarily moving. An original document not to be missed and an absorbing read."—Eugen Weber, author of The Hollow Years

Washington Times

Contemporary memoirs can be tedious. Not so with An Uncommon Friendship. Here is an authentic, poignant account of two very different lives during the Nazi regime, with all the horrors, small triumphs, and unexpected kindnesses distilled into a compelling, tightly woven tale.