Jacob's Courage – A Holocaust Love Story
In 1939, seventeen-year-old Austrians Jacob Silverman and Rachael Goldberg are bright, talented, and deeply in love. Because they are Jews, their families lose everything: their jobs, possessions, money, contact with loved ones, and finally their liberty. Jacob and Rachael and their families are removed from their comfortable Austrian homes into a decrepit ghetto where they are forced to live in squalor.
From there, the families are sent to the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt, where Rachael and Jacob secretly become man and wife. Revel in their excitement as they escape through a harrowing tunnel and join local partisans to fight the Nazis. Ride the fetid train to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where only slavery, sickness, brutality, and death await. Stung by the death of loved ones, enslaved and starved, the young lovers have nothing to count on but faith, love, and courage.
“This book shows the critical roles that love, determination, and steadfast belief play toward battling one’s demons both physically and mentally. Jacob’s Courage is ultimately a tribute to the triumphant human spirit” ~ Jewish Book Council
About Charles S. Weinblatt (Toledo, Ohio Author)
Charles S. Weinblatt writes novels and short stories and has published many articles as a contributing journalist for The Examiner and a reviewer for New York Journal of Books.
He retired from the University of Toledo as Director of Organization Development & Corporate Services in 2004 and published the popular 2007 historical fiction novel, Jacob's Courage.
His biography appears in Wikipedia and the Marquis Who's Who in America. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Weinblatt