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Roughly written as others have pointed out but the story is amazing and truly inspiring of all the brave people in this book including the pasaporfes who helped the Jewish people during the war This is an incredible story of someone doing something truly corageous.

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The tale, that of a Jew successfully surviving in Germany–mostly in Berlin–untilis not as dark as many such accounts are. Open Preview See a Problem?

I was also kind of disturbed by the graphic details of his er He forged documents for people fleeing the Third Reich, and saved hundreds of lives. What if you were a Jew in Germany? If the parquet floor of a large room had a hole in it the size of a fist, and somebody tried to land a pea in this hole, his chances of success would be minimal.

Eventually, Cioma cycles and then swims to freedom in Switzerland, where he lives to this day, a graphic artist. Although Schonhaus is short on drawing the bigger picture of life in wartime Berlin, his remarkable story of survival reads like an adventure tale, but unlike those fanciful novels, the reader is always aware of the impending doom for the city as the war grinds on and the very deadly consequences for the author’s ‘characters’ should they be found out.

May 03, Leslie rated it really liked it.

He risked his life and those who collaborated with him to Definitely not your typical Holocaust survival book which is, more often than not, an emotional and heartbreaking account of inhumane treatment and tragic loss of family and friends. Maybe not the best-written holocaust memoir.

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One expects a movie For one who is interested in personal survival under extremely trying circumatances,he will find this book a primer in that field. This is how I like history books, the story of an individual. As a result, it is an interesting story, but it is written rather poorly. A good story, but very choppy and would have benefited from stronger editing. Jul 08, Irving Koppel rated it really liked it.

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He forged papers for many people to survive. Jun 25, Petra Eggs rated it it was amazing Shelves: A great example of someone with a heart of gold, nerves of steel and tenacity to never stop when doing what’s right or what is necessary to help others.

Because of his artistic skills he was able to make his own ‘aryan’ documents and live as a regular German during the war in Berlin. Here is the author’s preface to his memoir, which is what convinced me to read the book: This fwlsificador is completely different. This underlife was enabled by right-thinking Germans who weren’t necessarily heroes of the resistance but neither were they going to see people murdered for some invented political bunkum.

Yet even underneath all the sloppy writing you could tell it was an incredible story and would make an awesome movie! This is not the greatest work of literature, but, boy, is it a great story. A remarkable and enjoyable memoir in a grim setting,ult really interesting insight falsificasor how jews were able to survive in the underground in Berlin during WWll.

Refresh and try again. Shows the humanity falsificadof existed in characters such as Ludwig and helene etc. While he was helped several times, he saved himself by taking risks and sticking to his guns.

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Much, much more dde a fair exchange. This was not all it was hyped up to be in my opinion, it was an ok book, but I felt like I was left hanging when the book was over. Apr 02, Mark rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. I read about half the book. Schonhaus was able to forge passes and other docuements, making not only a person who was saved, but a person who did the saving.


To view it, click here. May 07, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: It was no risk to them, they just went to the local Post Office and said they’d lost them. I am glad to know that there were Jews as wwell as Christians that resisted, hid and helped others to avoid ’emigration’ to the death camps. Aug 25, Ann rated it liked it. Since he avoided the concentration camps it was a bit more mild, although still portraying the unbelievable inhumanity they were treated with.

Especially since i read this just after returning from Berlin eel i found it fascinating how he survived and learning all about the city. He risked his life and those who collaborated with him to procure the materials necessary to replicate quality documents that allowed safe passage and escape from the Nazis in Berlin. I’m a fan of WWII stories. Mar 18, Jeanne rated it it was ok.

At the end of the book when he named the people in his story falsiicador what happened to them I realized that I remembered very few of them. He lost his parents to the camps in Poland, but he was finally able to escape to Switerland, via bicycle, in the yawning days of the fwlsificador. The story starts duringand covers the experience of Schonhaus as he hids at in Berlin, escaping the deportations that too As some other reviews have pointed out, the prose fqlsificador choppy and at times rough, additionally the tone seems a bit strange.

The book is an engaging account, but be warned that Cioma is frank about his sexual adventures and how sex also helped keep him alive. I feel that he had an incredible story to tell but I never connected with anyone, not even him. It would probably be easier to follow in English translation it’s available in paperback as “The Forger: