When God Looked Down and Wept

When God Looked Down and Wept

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This incredible story is one that was almost not told. Out of the millions that were imprisoned and perished in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, Benjamin survived the Mauthausen sub-camp at Melk and the hellish nightmare that was Gunskirchen. Benjamin immigrated to the United States and became a respected public school teacher. So imagine his horror when, one day, he was unceremoniously fired for being "Too Jewish." When Boston-based civil rights attorney and author, Frederick Golder, heard about the 'reason' for Benjamin's dismissal he took on the case-pro bono. During meetings for the purpose of putting together a lawsuit, Benjamin slowly and painfully related the details of his ordeal to the author. "When God Looked Down and Wept" is the result. It is an account of one man's physical and spiritual endurance as well as his battle against discrimination and for the First Amendment right to freedom of religious expression.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 143 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.89mm | 290.3g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514396467
  • 9781514396469

About Frederick Thomas Golder

Frederick Thomas Golder is a civil rights lawyer, an advocate for workers, and an adjunct professor of law.show more