I hope that Perel has had a good life since those dark days and I must confess to having an impish desire to have been a “fly on the wall” when he told everyone after the war just who and what he really was! Leni, one of these girls, becomes infatuated with “Jupp” but he dares not take advantage. The Nazi selects “Jupp” as his subject for a demonstration and carefully measures his head and face. And when I consider who else has called themselves a Holocaust survivor, the author did not need to worry. On the night of 20 April , the eve of his 20th birthday and close to the end of the war, Perel was captured by a U. In any case, it is a very interesting story, especially as the author developed two identities over time, the Jewish boy Salomon and the Hitler Youth Jupp. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

In Hebrew with interpreter. The writing style felt stilted. After all, he wrote his memoir more than 40 years after the war. The unit’s commanding officer even made plans to adopt him, providing him with further protection. The difference here is that there’s actually evidence here. On the night of 20 April , the eve of his 20th birthday and close to the end of the war, Perel was captured by a U. What age groups do you think this book is okay for?

My double life as a Jew and Nazi by Shlomo Perel Recording 1 edition published in in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Perel describes his experiences as a young Jewish man during the holocaust and how he passed as a Nazi in order to stay alive. Gespickt ist das Ganze mit einigen Bildern und einem Interview auf den zalomon Seiten.

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Sapevo del film “Europa Europa” ma ignoravo l’esistenza del libro, che mi ha realmente stupita per la sua incredbile storia: When the unit captures Yakov Dzhugashvilithe son of Joseph Stalin with Solly’s saomon translating Russianthey declare “Jupp” to be their good-luck charm and adopt him as an auxiliary.


In Hebrew with interpreter. He made several Visits to Schools to tell his Story. This is the quintessential tragi-comic Jewish passing story. Though, its writing style may be found wanting at times, its story captivates. As he crosses a bridge, the unit charges across behind him and the Soviet troops surrender; “Jupp” is hailed as a hero. Nov 24, Eally rated it really liked it. Perel, Shlomo Overview. It took enormous strength and ingenuity to survive in a world where Jews were hunted mercilessly and yet he managed to outwit the Nazis.

After several months without seeing Leni, Solek visits Leni’s mother, who does not sympathize with the Nazis. He is escorted for much of the trip by Rosemarie, a middle-aged female Nazi official.

In an ironic scene, as Solek and other Jewish refugees cross a river in a small boat, while a boat carrying Polish refugees fleeing the Soviets, passes in the opposite direction, Solomon explains in an internal monologue that the Jews, fearing Nazi persecution, fled toward the Soviets, while hitleruunge Poles, who feared the Soviets more, fled toward the Germans.

Nov 06, Jennifer rated it liked it.

Solomon Perel: “I Was Hitler Youth Solomon” (Europa Europa) | Radio Sefarad

As Soviet troops close in on Berlin, the Hitler Youth at the school are sent to the front and Solek manages to surrender. Please try again later. NO ONE can ever take that away from us.

This story is amazing in that it shows how strong saloon will to survive is in our souls, and how we will adopt another personality to achieve our goal of survival. When he was captured by hitlerjungs German Wehrmacht in Minsk, he allegedly buried his identity papers and said he was Joseph Perjell, an ethnic German, whose parents were killed and his papers destroyed by the Russians.


Perel moved to Munich to be with him. French theatrical release poster. Heyne January 1, Language: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Highly impressive story of a young Jewish boy who survived WWII by pretending to be German, which even led to joining the Hitlerjugend.

Solomon was placed in a Soviet communist orphanage in Grodno.

Solomon joined the German soldiers, who used him as salomoon translator and photographer in their Wehrmacht unit, while fighting on the front line in Russia. Thanks to his fluent German and Russian, he becomes their cultural guide and interpreter.

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Views Read Edit View history. English Choose a language for shopping. Hiitlerjunge Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The writing style felt stilted. Many were conscripted at the beginning of the war. Out of all the accounts descibing the holocaust that I have read, this one is the most different.

Retrieved from ” https: Salomon became a soldier at the front fighting the Russians with the very Nazis that persecuted his family and himself. None is more incredible than the story of a Jewish boy, Solomon Perel, who escaped from Germany to Russia, served with the Wehrmacht in Russia, was adopted by his commanding officer, and transferred to an elite Hitler Youth school. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have htilerjunge Kindle?

Being still a minor, Perel was told bitlerjunge could not remain with the army. Solek’s pretense is nearly exposed when the Gestapo investigates “Jupp”‘s supposed parentage.