By Murray Jack Lauicht,Peter Weisz
As the kid of a father who held US citizenship, Ernestyna loved a unique prestige that grew to become necessary while the warfare broke out. She, too, was once deemed a US citizen and thereby eligible to to migrate out of Poland. regrettably, Ernestyna's husband, Chaskel Goldwasser, loved no such prestige. As his spouse, pregnant with their first baby, launched into her trip, Chaskel used to be pressured to stay at the back of, trapped within the inferno that was once quickly to engulf and incinerate one 3rd of the world's Jewish population.
Ernestyna entered the united states throughout the famed golden door pointed out within the ultimate phrases of the Emma Lazarus poem that graces the Statue of Liberty. regrettably, due to the antisemitic guidelines of the united states nation division, that door remained close tight to Chaskel.
During Ernestyna's valiant fight to reunite along with her husband, they have been in a position to retain an intimate and hugely emotional correspondence. a lot of their letters were preserved and are provided during this quantity as a first-person account in their determined fight to discover the main that might liberate Chaskel's imprisonment...before it was once too late.
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Yearning to Breathe Free: My Parents' Fight to Reunite during the Holocaust by Murray Jack Lauicht,Peter Weisz