The Envoy Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing

The Envoy Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing


The Envoy Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II ➹ [Download] ➵ The Envoy Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II By Alex Kershaw ➼ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk December 1944 Soviet and German troops fight from house to house in the shattered corpse strewn suburbs of Budapest Crazed Hungarian fascists join with die hard Nazis to slaughter Jews day and night t December Soviet and German troops fight Last Jews PDF ☆ from house to house in the The Envoy ePUB ´ shattered corpse strewn suburbs of Budapest Crazed Hungarian fascists join with die hard Nazis Envoy Last Jews eBook ¸ to slaughter Jews day and night turning the Danube blood red In less than Envoy Last Jews of Europe Epub / six months thirty eight year old SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann has sent over half a million Hungarians to the gas chambers in Auschwitz Now all that prevents him from liuidating Europe’s last Jewish ghetto is an unarmed Swedish diplomatic envoy named Raoul Wallenberg The Envoy is the stirring tale of how one man made the greatest difference in the face of untold evil The legendary Oscar Schindler saved hundreds but Raoul Wallenberg did what no other individual or nation managed to do He saved than Jewish men women and children from exterminationWritten with Alex Kershaw’s customary narrative verve The Envoy is a fast paced nonfiction thriller that brings to life one of the darkest and yet most inspiring chapters of twentieth century history It is an epic for the ages.

  • Hardcover
  • 294 pages
  • The Envoy Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
  • Alex Kershaw
  • English
  • 09 July 2015
  • 9780306815577

About the Author: Alex Kershaw

Alex Kershaw is the author of the Last Jews PDF ☆ widely acclaimed best sellers The Bedford The Envoy ePUB ´ Boys The Longest Winter The Few The Liberator and Escape from the Deep as Envoy Last Jews eBook ¸ well as biographies of Jack London Raoul Wallenberg and Robert Capa His latest book Envoy Last Jews of Europe Epub / is The First Wave The D Day Warriors Who Led The Way to Victory in WWII He lives in Savannah.



10 thoughts on “The Envoy Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II

  1. Negin Negin says:

    This story is heartbreaking Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat in Budapest during WW II who saved 100000 Jews from the gas chambers I had never heard of him until I picked up this book He was a truly remarkable man A uote that I thought to shareAlthough most well informed people have heard of Wallenberg today many including Jews know less about him than about Oscar Schindler who saved far fewer people and in any case profited from their forced labor”

  2. Rivka Rivka says:

    I found The Envoy browsing the library shelves The subject matter being WWII it jumped into my hands What a fascinating book I had heard the name Wallenberg but I honestly knew nothing about him or his work or really what went on in Hungary during WWII at all It took me a bit longer than I expected to finish simply because some of the material was difficult to read and I found myself needing to take occasional emotional breaks and bury myself in Jane Austen or Emily Dickinson for a bit That being said it was a compelling read and gave me much food for thought and I'm so glad I stumbled onto this book

  3. Jim Kelsh Jim Kelsh says:

    The mid 20th Century produced very few living saintsDietrich Bonhoeffer was onethe other was Raoul Wallenberg Alex Kershaw has written a searing and ugly tale about the dark times in Hungary during WW II The only beams of light were the actions of a heroic Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg Wallenburg swept into Budapest and saved hundreds of Jews being transported to the death camps He faced down the Nazis day in and day out He granted Swedish citizenship to the doomed and saved them from extermination He constanly was in dangerbut he was singleminded in his approachHe saved livesthe war grinded to a haltthe Russians invaded Hungaryand Wallenberg was never seen againHe apparently was sent to the gulags of the USSR and died many years later Apparently because no one is really sure but the Russiansand they never told The Swedish authorities knew he was alivebut wanted their neutrality too badly to rock the boot This saintly man was allowed to disappear Kershaw captures the timesthe fear and the heartache in this story that needs to be told and told and told A must read

  4. Patrick Belair Patrick Belair says:

    Ihad heard of Raoul Wallenberg many years ago but I never had read anything about him or his missionI found this edition on one of my many treks through the list of thrift stores I visit to look for booksaddicted like everyone elseI thought this would be a good read but it was than I hopedAlex Kershaw has done a great service to the legacy of one of many hero's of the warThe daily struggles he endured with the SS Adolph EichmannArrow Cross etc to help the Jews of Budapest try to escape the gas chambersSome failures but tens of thousands escaped Its sad the way that the story ends here was a man who did so much and was lost in Soviet UnionA true hero in the ranks of Herr SchlinderSir Nicholas Winton and many Read it you will not be disappointed

  5. Brenton Brenton says:

    I just returned from the Holocaust museum in Washington DC and was pleased to see a display devoted to Raoul Wallenberg the Swedish diplomat and the man responsible for rescuing tens of thousands of Jews Kershaw is a tremendous historian and vividly contrasts the saintly Wallenberg with the devilish Eichmann in this work Here is one of the greatest humanitarian stories to come out of World War II as well as a startling exposition of human depravity

  6. Betty Betty says:

    Another wonderful book by a wonderful author I loved this great biography about an amazing man Raoul Wallenberg is an inspiration to all people to stand up for what is right I highly recommend this book to everyone I love the way Alex Kershaw give first hand accounts and real diary entries etc I have not ran into any of his books that were dry He is a great communicatorI particularly like the how he tells the end of their stories After I read the book there were no uestions like I wonder what ever happened to so and so? A complete history from cover to cover

  7. Karen Karen says:

    Well researched and written book about a WWII hero who deserves credit

  8. Mike Mike says:

    Imagine you have to grab your family and run out the door of your home with just the clothes on your back to escape the men coming to take you to Auschwitz Imagine you look out the window and see your fiancée being led away by thugs on a forced march to the border Imagine being forced to strip to your underwear and march in freezing weather to the banks of the Danube to be shot in the back of the head and dumped in the river Imagine being forced into a cattle car on a train that will take you to your death when a slight soft spoken but immensely brave Swedish diplomat appears on the platform and starts to bring a few back from oblivion Per Anger also recalled seeing Wallenberg approach hundreds of Jews gathered on a platform He shouted that those with Swedish passes should join him But several heavily armed Arrow Cross guards stepped into his path placing bayonets to his chest Wallenberg walked away A few minutes later he returned with a group of Hungarian soldiers and gendarme officer whom he’d earlier bribed with cigarettes and several bottles of rum Wallenberg set up a table opened his briefcase and then took out what he called his “black book of life”—a register of protected Jews He called out the most common Jewish names and handed out replacement passes as uickly as he could His young assistant Johnny Moser meanwhile moved among the Jews whispering under his breath “Raise your hands “Of course we can’t imagine that can we? Alex Kershaw comes through again bringing the story of Raoul Wallenberg that brave young man who risked all and saved many thousands of Jews in Hungary from Eichmann and his ilk Hungary had the last large population of Jews in Europe and the Germans were intent on finishing the Final Solution even if they were losing the war This is the story of the last year of the war Follow a number of Jewish men women and children through the horror of Nazi and Hungarian “Arrow Cross” brutes trying to deport or kill the Jews of Hungary Wallenberg is the central figure but not the only one The story is compelling and horrific A few brave men try ever harder to save lives This book primarly tells Wallenberg’s story as best as can be known Unbelievably Wallenberg disappears into the Soviet prison system never to emerge The story of how he was abandoned even by his own government is sad and disgraceful The final chapters of the book deal with how survivors fared after the war and how Eichmann was finally brought to justice Strong 4 Stars for the fourth Kershaw book I have read—all strong stories well toldThe survivors carry on and a few try to pass on the story of what they experienced It was our sacred duty to speak for those who perished and above all to try to teach love acceptance and tolerance to the young through the lessons of the Holocaust in order to stem the rising tide of hatred everywhere in the world” Vera has since spent much of her free time doing precisely that She still urges her audiences to remember that “we are all human beings Only after this do we belong to educational ethnic political racial religious or social groups If we accept that which unites us our common humanity the reasons that divide us should not matter”I may not take that cruise along the Danube after all This book will leave a bitter taste for doing that

  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    This book sets up two archrivals the heroic Raoul Wallenberg and his nemesis Final Solution master Adolph Eichmann intertwined with the stories of several Jewish families in World War II Hungary and especially Budapest then following them as much as possible after the war Kershaw gives a little information about the Wallenberg mystery than I've read in other sources Overall this is a fine book on an aspect of World War II and Holocaust historyone of the better written entries at this time when so little new or better explained information is being published on this exhaustively investigated subject Recommended as a good integration of information about Wallenberg Eichmann and the situation in Budapest during the last years of the war giving that synergisitic whole a better treatment than the sum of its parts such as biographies of Wallenberg or Eichmann alone

  10. Shawna Shawna says:

    I really wanted to know the story of Raoul Wallenberg He is thought to have saved over 100000 Jews during the Holocaust The first third or so was not engaging but it picked up after that Overall it is a uick short read if you are interested in his lifewhat people have discovered about his death as of 2009

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10 thoughts on “The Envoy Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II

  1. Negin Negin says:

    This story is heartbreaking Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat in Budapest during WW II who saved 100000 Jews from the gas chambers I had never heard of him until I picked up this book He was a truly remarkable man A uote that I thought to shareAlthough most well informed people have heard of Wallenberg today many including Jews know less about him than about Oscar Schindler who saved far fewer people and in any case profited from their forced labor”

  2. Rivka Rivka says:

    I found The Envoy browsing the library shelves The subject matter being WWII it jumped into my hands What a fascinating book I had heard the name Wallenberg but I honestly knew nothing about him or his work or really what went on in Hungary during WWII at all It took me a bit longer than I expected to finish simply because some of the material was difficult to read and I found myself needing to take occasional emotional breaks and bury myself in Jane Austen or Emily Dickinson for a bit That being said it was a compelling read and gave me much food for thought and I'm so glad I stumbled onto this book

  3. Jim Kelsh Jim Kelsh says:

    The mid 20th Century produced very few living saintsDietrich Bonhoeffer was onethe other was Raoul Wallenberg Alex Kershaw has written a searing and ugly tale about the dark times in Hungary during WW II The only beams of light were the actions of a heroic Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg Wallenburg swept into Budapest and saved hundreds of Jews being transported to the death camps He faced down the Nazis day in and day out He granted Swedish citizenship to the doomed and saved them from extermination He constanly was in dangerbut he was singleminded in his approachHe saved livesthe war grinded to a haltthe Russians invaded Hungaryand Wallenberg was never seen againHe apparently was sent to the gulags of the USSR and died many years later Apparently because no one is really sure but the Russiansand they never told The Swedish authorities knew he was alivebut wanted their neutrality too badly to rock the boot This saintly man was allowed to disappear Kershaw captures the timesthe fear and the heartache in this story that needs to be told and told and told A must read

  4. Patrick Belair Patrick Belair says:

    Ihad heard of Raoul Wallenberg many years ago but I never had read anything about him or his missionI found this edition on one of my many treks through the list of thrift stores I visit to look for booksaddicted like everyone elseI thought this would be a good read but it was than I hopedAlex Kershaw has done a great service to the legacy of one of many hero's of the warThe daily struggles he endured with the SS Adolph EichmannArrow Cross etc to help the Jews of Budapest try to escape the gas chambersSome failures but tens of thousands escaped Its sad the way that the story ends here was a man who did so much and was lost in Soviet UnionA true hero in the ranks of Herr SchlinderSir Nicholas Winton and many Read it you will not be disappointed

  5. Brenton Brenton says:

    I just returned from the Holocaust museum in Washington DC and was pleased to see a display devoted to Raoul Wallenberg the Swedish diplomat and the man responsible for rescuing tens of thousands of Jews Kershaw is a tremendous historian and vividly contrasts the saintly Wallenberg with the devilish Eichmann in this work Here is one of the greatest humanitarian stories to come out of World War II as well as a startling exposition of human depravity

  6. Betty Betty says:

    Another wonderful book by a wonderful author I loved this great biography about an amazing man Raoul Wallenberg is an inspiration to all people to stand up for what is right I highly recommend this book to everyone I love the way Alex Kershaw give first hand accounts and real diary entries etc I have not ran into any of his books that were dry He is a great communicatorI particularly like the how he tells the end of their stories After I read the book there were no uestions like I wonder what ever happened to so and so? A complete history from cover to cover

  7. Karen Karen says:

    Well researched and written book about a WWII hero who deserves credit

  8. Mike Mike says:

    Imagine you have to grab your family and run out the door of your home with just the clothes on your back to escape the men coming to take you to Auschwitz Imagine you look out the window and see your fiancée being led away by thugs on a forced march to the border Imagine being forced to strip to your underwear and march in freezing weather to the banks of the Danube to be shot in the back of the head and dumped in the river Imagine being forced into a cattle car on a train that will take you to your death when a slight soft spoken but immensely brave Swedish diplomat appears on the platform and starts to bring a few back from oblivion Per Anger also recalled seeing Wallenberg approach hundreds of Jews gathered on a platform He shouted that those with Swedish passes should join him But several heavily armed Arrow Cross guards stepped into his path placing bayonets to his chest Wallenberg walked away A few minutes later he returned with a group of Hungarian soldiers and gendarme officer whom he’d earlier bribed with cigarettes and several bottles of rum Wallenberg set up a table opened his briefcase and then took out what he called his “black book of life”—a register of protected Jews He called out the most common Jewish names and handed out replacement passes as uickly as he could His young assistant Johnny Moser meanwhile moved among the Jews whispering under his breath “Raise your hands “Of course we can’t imagine that can we? Alex Kershaw comes through again bringing the story of Raoul Wallenberg that brave young man who risked all and saved many thousands of Jews in Hungary from Eichmann and his ilk Hungary had the last large population of Jews in Europe and the Germans were intent on finishing the Final Solution even if they were losing the war This is the story of the last year of the war Follow a number of Jewish men women and children through the horror of Nazi and Hungarian “Arrow Cross” brutes trying to deport or kill the Jews of Hungary Wallenberg is the central figure but not the only one The story is compelling and horrific A few brave men try ever harder to save lives This book primarly tells Wallenberg’s story as best as can be known Unbelievably Wallenberg disappears into the Soviet prison system never to emerge The story of how he was abandoned even by his own government is sad and disgraceful The final chapters of the book deal with how survivors fared after the war and how Eichmann was finally brought to justice Strong 4 Stars for the fourth Kershaw book I have read—all strong stories well toldThe survivors carry on and a few try to pass on the story of what they experienced It was our sacred duty to speak for those who perished and above all to try to teach love acceptance and tolerance to the young through the lessons of the Holocaust in order to stem the rising tide of hatred everywhere in the world” Vera has since spent much of her free time doing precisely that She still urges her audiences to remember that “we are all human beings Only after this do we belong to educational ethnic political racial religious or social groups If we accept that which unites us our common humanity the reasons that divide us should not matter”I may not take that cruise along the Danube after all This book will leave a bitter taste for doing that

  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    This book sets up two archrivals the heroic Raoul Wallenberg and his nemesis Final Solution master Adolph Eichmann intertwined with the stories of several Jewish families in World War II Hungary and especially Budapest then following them as much as possible after the war Kershaw gives a little information about the Wallenberg mystery than I've read in other sources Overall this is a fine book on an aspect of World War II and Holocaust historyone of the better written entries at this time when so little new or better explained information is being published on this exhaustively investigated subject Recommended as a good integration of information about Wallenberg Eichmann and the situation in Budapest during the last years of the war giving that synergisitic whole a better treatment than the sum of its parts such as biographies of Wallenberg or Eichmann alone

  10. Shawna Shawna says:

    I really wanted to know the story of Raoul Wallenberg He is thought to have saved over 100000 Jews during the Holocaust The first third or so was not engaging but it picked up after that Overall it is a uick short read if you are interested in his lifewhat people have discovered about his death as of 2009

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