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The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II | [Alex Kershaw]

The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II

Hailed as “a master storyteller” (Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.
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Hailed as “a master storyteller” (Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.

©2010 Alex Kershaw (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A tense, fast-moving narrative that shows Wallenberg as a match for Eichmann in intelligence and determination as he utilized fake documents, safe houses, and a variety of other methods to save thousands of Jewish lives. This is an inspiring story that illustrates how one dedicated human can make an impact, even against a monstrous tyranny." (Booklist)

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    Henry Rosenberg MD Englewood, NJ USA 07-08-11
    Henry Rosenberg MD Englewood, NJ USA 07-08-11 Member Since 2007
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    "an amazing story"

    This is a moving, tragic story of Raol Wallenberg's efforts to rescue Jews of Hungary using his diplomat's status and strategy. It exposes the cruelty of the Nazi's the Hungarian Nazi party and the role of Eichman in the deportation. Such cruelty is hard to imagine, Also hard to imagine is the courage of Wallenberg. The tragic end of Wallenberg and the impact on his family, make this book an important addition to the history of WW2

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Willliam West Haven, CT, United States 03-26-11
    Willliam West Haven, CT, United States 03-26-11
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    "The Envoy"

    I don't typically read or listen to books of this nature. I was pleasantly surprised that it flowed very well. The book has alot of focus on Budapest and provides the reader with more information on this lightly covered area of the Holocost. It is a an excellent narration by George Guidall

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Belinda Hart Ivins, UT USA 11-22-14
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    "Great book on saving some of the Jews"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Envoy to be better than the print version?

    Never read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the ways Wallenberg went about saving people.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end


    Any additional comments?

    This is a really good book on someone who risked his own life many times to save as many victims as possible. A true hero!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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