Journey to Freedom
Based on a True Story
About the Book
Yehuda Roitmentz is a boy growing up in pre-World War I Germany. His father is one of the few Jewish officers who served in the Kaiser’s army. His mother and uncle are determined to instill in Yehuda all the knowledge and traditions of his Jewish religion. He grows into an ambitious, well-educated man who takes over his father’s clothing factory and makes it thrive.
However, everything changes when the Nazis come to power. Life becomes stressful, difficult, and even dangerous as anti-Semitic laws make earning a living almost impossible for Jews. Yehuda is soon forced to manufacture uniforms for the German army, even as he joins the resistance movement in the hopes of disrupting the Nazis as much as possible.
Yehuda’s resistance earns him a place in a concentration camp, but he is able to flee to Poland. Now, he must find a way for his wife and their baby to travel across Germany to join him. How can one man stand up to the Nazi agenda—especially when the Gestapo has put him on their Most Wanted List? It will take ingenuity, heroism, but most importantly, love to triumph over those who wish him dead and to find the freedom he seeks.
About the Author
Herb Rothman published a group of community newspapers in New York City after leaving the U.S. Air Force, winning more than 150 national and local awards for outstanding journalism.
For the past quarter century, he has been President and CEO of American Talent Management. He lives in the Gramercy Park section of New York City with his wife of forty-five years.