By Laszlo Berkowits, Robert W. Kenny, Jody I. Franklin
The Boy Who misplaced His Birthday is the uplifting tale of 1 man's trip from boyhood in rural Hungary to conquer oppression through the Holocaust and eventually to a job as a non secular chief in the US. Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits' compelling memoir recounts his satisfied early life stories in Derecske, Hungary the place he used to be a member of a thriving Jewish neighborhood and aspired to develop into a cantor. with wartime poverty, Berkowits and his father left their domestic and family members in the back of to hunt paintings in Budapest. It used to be there that they have been rounded up with different Budapest Jews and shipped by way of sealed teach to Auschwitz in the summertime of 1944. Berkowits vividly narrates his treacherous event as a 16 year-old boy surviving within the infamous Nazi focus camp till its liberation by way of American troops. After restoration in Sweden, Berkowits immigrated to the United States have been he accomplished his schooling, joined the U.S. military, and have become a chaplain's assistant. After leaving the military, he undertook graduate research at Hebrew Union collage, married, and have become the founding rabbi of the most important Jewish congregation in Virginia, Temple Rodef Shalom. Berkowits' tale exhibits that he emerged effective over deprivation, cruelty, and tragedy to turn into an exemplar of yank good fortune.