Thrown upon the World

A True Story

by George Kolber & Charles Kolber



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781480862616
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781480862623
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 558
ISBN : 9781480862630

About the Book

All thoughts of war and personal struggle melted away as Chao Chen entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The corridor was crowded with German-speaking students on their way to and from class … She couldn’t figure out where Professor Wittenberg’s practice studio was located. She felt a wave of panic wash over her. She didn’t know which way to turn and stood paralyzed as students rushed past her. She dug into her pocket and pulled out a piece of paper on which she had written Professor Wittenberg’s name and the room number. A handsome young man carrying a violin case approached Chao Chen. He asked in English, “Can I help you? You look lost.” Chao Chen recognized the young man as Walter Kolber. She handed him her note and replied in English: “I am looking for Professor Wittenberg’s studio, number one hundred ten.” “Follow me. You are Fräulein Chao Chen, I believe?” “Yes.” “We have met before.” He bowed. “You are even prettier than I remember. My lucky day!” Chao Chen was not used to receiving compliments from a young man, especially one as handsome as Walter Kolber. She felt oddly attracted as she looked into his mischievous brown eyes. “If you’re as good a violinist as you are a flirt, it will be my lucky day too.”

About the Author

George Kolber grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and found successes in retail, real estate, and finance. He and his wife, Vita, have two children and one grandchild, and are involved in numerous philanthropies that include Holocaust awareness.

Charles Kolber grew up in Union, New Jersey. He was an engineer for Fortune 500 companies and later operated a family-owned business with his wife, Christa. He and his wife have three children and nine grandchildren.