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The Forger: An Extraordinary Story of Survival in Wartime Berlin

ISBN13: 9780306817700
ISBN: 0306817705
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.0
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Published Date:
Pages: 240
Average Goodreads rating: 3.80/5 (12 ratings)

In Nazi Germany, 20-year-old graphic artist Cioma Schönhaus found a unique outlet for his talent: he forged documents for people fleeing the Reich, ultimately helping to save hundreds of lives. Yet, even as the Gestapo posted his photo in public, he lived a daring life, replete with fine restaurants & beautiful women, all the while managing to elude the Nazis. Breathtakingly bold, Schönhaus talked his way out of an arrest, defended Jewish diners being harassed by the police, & ultimately fled Germany by bicycling to Switzerland. Schönhaus’ story--his courageous exploits that saved so many, as many others around him were deported, one by one, to the concentration camps--is an astonishing tale of wartime heroism & survival.