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Unstoppable : Siggi B. Wilzig's astonishing journey from Auschwitz survivor and penniless immigrant to Wall Street legend / Joshua M. Greene ; foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt.

Greene, Joshua, 1950- (author.). Lipstadt, Deborah E., (writer of foreword.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Fosston Public Library 921 WIL (Text) 33500013421318 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781647222154
  • ISBN: 164722215X
  • Physical Description: xvii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: San Rafael, California : Insight Editions, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297).
Formatted Contents Note:
Vows -- Chopped Jew meat -- Auschwitz -- Liberation -- Neckties and love lights -- Forced to elope -- "Make the damn deal" -- Siggi and Goliath -- The cash chow -- The bank with heart -- "I'm still in Auschwitz" -- West Point -- The super-salesman -- What an athlete! -- Cookin' with gas -- Government schmucks -- A reckoning at midnight -- Strike -- "Millions at stake!" -- The Holocaust Museum -- Unbecoming conduct -- The never-ending war -- Defying orders -- Tough love -- To bear witness -- Impossible dreams -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
Summary, etc.:
"Unstoppable is the ultimate immigrant story and an epic David-and-Goliath adventure. While American teens were socializing in ice cream parlors, Siggi was suffering beatings by Nazi hoodlums for being a Jew and was soon deported along with his family to the darkest place the world has ever known: Auschwitz. Siggi used his wits to stay alive, pretending to have trade skills the Nazis could exploit to run the camp. After two death marches and near starvation, he was liberated from camp Mauthausen and went to work for the US Army hunting Nazis, a service that earned him a visa to America. On arrival, he made three vows: to never go hungry again, to support the Jewish people, and to speak out against injustice. He earned his first dollar shoveling snow after a fierce blizzard. His next job was laboring in toxic sweatshops. From these humble beginnings, he became President, Chairman and CEO of a New York Stock Exchange-listed oil company and grew a full-service commercial bank to more than $4 billion in assets"-- Amazon.com.
Author Notes

JOSHUA M. GREENE (Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor) is a renowned Holocaust scholar and filmmaker whose biographies have sold more than a half-million copies worldwide. Greene is a popular lecturer who has spoken at the Pentagon and before the Judge Advocate General's College, and his documentaries on Holocaust history have aired on PBS and Discovery. He has appeared on national media outlets from NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross to FOX News, CNN, and more.

Deborah E. Lipstadt, the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, is one of the world's leading authors and scholars of Holocaust history. Her successful court case against Holocaust denier David Irving was portrayed in the 2017 film Denial.

JOSHUA M. GREENE (Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor) is a renowned Holocaust scholar and filmmaker whose biographies have sold more than a half-million copies worldwide. Greene is a popular lecturer who has spoken at the Pentagon and before the Judge Advocate General&;s College, and his documentaries on Holocaust history have aired on PBS and Discovery. He has appeared on national media outlets from NPR&;s Fresh Air with Terry Gross to FOX News, CNN, and more.

Deborah E. Lipstadt, the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, is one of the world&;s leading authors and scholars of Holocaust history. Her successful court case against Holocaust denier David Irving was portrayed in the 2017 film Denial.

Subject: Wilzig, Siggi B., 1926-2003.
Holocaust survivors > Germany > Biography.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Businessmen > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Jewish.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Businessmen.
Holocaust survivors.
Germany.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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