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    DescriptionIsrael Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, miraculous and inspiring account of life in one of the Nazis' deadliest concentration camps and how he managed to survive against all possible odds. Lau, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, also chronicles his life after the war, including his emigration to Mandate Palestine during a period that coincides with the development of the State of Israel. The story continues up to today, with that once-lost boy of eight now a brilliant, charismatic and world-revered figure who has visited with Popes John Paul and Benedict; the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. It also includes a foreword by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel.


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    Title
    Out of the Depths
    Subtitle
    The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Israel Meir Lau, Foreword by Shimon Peres, Foreword by Elie Wiesel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781402786310
    ISBN 10: 140278631X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBTZ1
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15570
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    Abridged Dewey: 921
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/HOLOCT, RELI/JUDAIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: REL040000
    B&T Approval Code: A14777500
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO009000, HIS043000, BIO006000, BIO026000, BIO000000
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    B&T Approval Code: A01702000
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000
    DC23: 296.092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BM755.L365 A313 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 2.1.9.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: QRJ, DNB, QD, DNBH
    Edition statement
    Translation
    Illustrations note
    b/w throughout, 2 8-page colour inserts
    Publisher
    Sterling Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    STERLING
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rabbi Lau is one of the world's most revered and charismatic Jewish leaders. He served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1993 to 2003. Currently, he is Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Chairman of Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial organisation to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. In 2005, Lau was awarded the Israel Prize (the country's highest honour) for his lifetime achievements and special contribution to society and the State of Israel.