Aryan Papers

by George Dynin & With Sir Martin Gilbert



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480811386
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480811393
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480811379

About the Book

In the early days of World War II, author George Dynin and his family escaped from Lodz, Poland, to Vilnius, Lithuania. The Soviets took his father away, and the family embarked upon a treacherous journey.
In this memoir, he narrates how they survived by acquiring false documents and becoming Polish aristocrats by changing one letter in their surname. With new identities, Count Jerzy Dunin, his mother (Countess Dunin), and young sister, traveled to Horodyszcze, Belarus. Through many powerful and thought-provoking episodes, Aryan Papers shares stories of those harrowing days, including how George’s mother became a secretary/translator to the mayor of the town, a Nazi collaborator. Mother and son joined the Polish Underground. His mother spied on the Germans and provided information to Jerzy, who passed it on to other members of the Underground, thereby sabotaging the Nazis and saving lives.
With stark honesty, Aryan Papers describes, through the eyes of a teenage boy, the lives of his family surviving the atrocities of World War II. It captures and chronicles this period in history and what he and his people endured. It demonstrates how even the worst possible situation can be conquered with hope, determination, and action.

About the Author

George Dynin was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1925, and survived the Holocaust with his mother and sister. Dynin served in the Israeli Army during the War of Independence and moved to the United States in 1958. He lives in Georgia with his wife, Marlene, and eight cats.