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Angel of the Ghetto tells the remarkable story of Sam Solasz, a boy born into a warm and loving Jewish family in Poland in 1928.

Sam inhabited a protected world until the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, which tore his world apart. Ripped from his family, young Sam lived a nomadic and dangerous life. He had to learn to depend on his resourcefulness and the keen ability. He had to size up people and events around him.

Trapped in the Bialystok Ghetto in inhuman conditions and hounded by the brutal Gestapo, Sam helped other starving and fearful souls. He did this by risking his life each day to smuggle in food, medicines, and other desperately needed goods. He also managed to sneak arms into the ghetto for the Jewish underground in preparation for the Uprising against the Nazis. 

As the only member of his immediate family to survive the Holocaust, this extraordinary boy grew into an extraordinary man. Sam went on to fight for the independence of Israel in the Israeli Defense Forces and eventually achieved his dream and made his way to New York City. He arrived with ten dollars in his pocket. Once there, he used his strength and hard-won business savvy to build a highly successful business, as well as a new and loving family.

This unforgettable memoir is a different kind of Holocaust account. It is a gripping tale of love and loss, of survival and courage, but also of reconnection, regeneration, and hope.

©2018 New Voices Press (P)2020 New Voices Press

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  • Steven
  • 30-09-2020

A vivid telling of a remarkable story!

Sam Solasz's story of survival is a compelling tale! The journey of his narrow escape on a train bound for Treblinka to his immigration to the United States is brought to life in vivid detail. This Malach (Angel) was the sole survivor of his immediate family. His selfless acts in aiding those of the Bialystok, Poland ghetto tell a remarkable story of humanity. This story is brought to life in a beautiful and touching performance by narrator Ed Romanoff. While I never heard Sam's voice, I was completely captivated by this reader's telling of the story! I highly recommend this listen and hope to hear more from this reader!

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  • ED
  • 23-07-2021

Award-Winning Audiobook!

Angel of the Ghetto received the 2021 Independent Book Publishers of America Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for non-fiction audiobook. It was an honor to narrate this emotional and compelling story of Sam Solasz, a young hero who went on to become an enormously successful businessman upon immigrating to New York after WWII.

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