Tragedy and Triumph in Schweinfurt -Memoirs of a Jewish Pig Farmer in Third Reich.
byFerrel Glade Roundy
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About the Book
A German Jew named Max Silbermann, along with his wife Marta and their six children, had raised cattle before the start of the war. But in the late 1930s, after noting the harsh treatment of Jews by Hitler's henchmen, Silbermann convinced his wife and children that for them to survive, they should sell their cattle and raise, of all things, pigs! This they did with a high degree of success, but they were harassed constantly by members of the Gestapo, the SS, and other contingents of the military establishment and also the local police force. Herr Silbermann, however, was far smarter than his adversaries, most of whom he and his family members made to look like jackasses. The novel is not without sadness, but it ends on a note of triumph. In fine, it is a 'start at the beginning and read straight to the end' kind of book with excitement on virtually every page. You'll recommend it to all of your friends!
About the Author
Ferrel Glade Roundy has been an English professor for over thirty years. Upon retiring from the teaching profession, he will return with his wife to their native southern Utah and their 160 acres of sage and cedars to build a home and to bask in the inimitable beauty encompassed by the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. In that pristine environment Ferrel will continue to write, adding to the dozen or so books he already has authored.