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I'll Sell You a Million Jews. SIGNED by author

Fishtein, Oscar

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ISBN 10: 0815805179 / ISBN 13: 9780815805175
Published by Christopher Publishing, Hanover, MA, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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White-stamped charcoal cloth. Author's personal inscription front endpaper signed "Oscar." Set in Hungary, World War II. 256 pgs. Bookseller Inventory # 020546

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Title: I'll Sell You a Million Jews. SIGNED by ...

Publisher: Christopher Publishing, Hanover, MA

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Don't you dare call me a Jew," shouts Lionel Miller to a group of Arrow Crosses, native Fascists, searching a train in Budapest, Spring 1944. In fact, he is a leader of the Jewish Underground. One of the Arrow shouts, "Look, the Zhid's wearing a cross." Suddenly, inspired, Lionel tears at his pants and cries, "Look, you bastards, look." The ruse works as the Arrow Crosses turn away to seek other Jewish prey on the train.
Lionel undergoes torture, escapes death in his struggles with the Arrow Crosses and finally accepts a bizarre assignment proposed by Adolf Eichman who offers the proposition that is the title of the book, I'll Sell You A Million Jews. Lionel goes to Istanbul and the story culminates in a series of frustrations as he struggles to carry out the mission of rescuing the Hungarian Jews.
He discovers that nobody - or hardly anybody - will do anything about saving the Jews. In the process he learns about the bankruptcy of morality in his world. He is kidnapped by the British to defeat his mission and this, as well as other events in Istanbul and Palestine, impact on his Jewishness and stir up in him an identity crisis. At moments close to suicide, he asks Job-like questions of God and comes to understand that the Jews, in part perhaps because of their "chosenness," are a metaphor for all mankind and the Holocaust becomes a litmus test for man's moral destination.

About the Author:

Born in 1906 in London, Oscar Fishtein emigrated in 1908 with his family to New England. Growing up in Rhode Island, he was regularly bloodied by young anti-Semitic toughs, until he took up boxing, displaying such a flair for it that he went semi-pro.

Graduating from Brown University in 1927, he became a social worker in the Harlem district of New York City. At the age of 52, pursuing a lifelong dream, he became a man of letters. He earned a master's degree at Rutgers University, secured a teaching position in the English Department of Union Country College, and is professor emeritus.

In 1979, he founded the L.I.F.E. (Learning Is For Ever) Center, a program providing senior citizens with free college courses. He is also co-founder and president of the New Jersey Council on Senior Citizen Education, and retired senior fellow for education, research and development at Rutgers' Institute on Aging. He has received numerous awards for his service in connection with senior citizens' education.

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