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Author, UNSTOPPABLE: From Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend, The biography of Siggi B. Wilzig
This week, Ira spoke with Joshua M. Greene, author of UNSTOPPABLE: From Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend, The biography of Siggi B. Wilzig. In this chutzpahdik episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Joshua talks about the amazing life of Wilzig and how he survived the concentration camps and death marches through chutzpah and sheer cunning; why he remained religious despite seeing the evil around him; how he came to America and became a Wall Street legend by succeeding in two traditionally anti-semitic industries (oil and banking); his wicked sense of humor; his lifelong commitment to teaching about the holocaust; how he managed his nightmares; and his main message: never give in to despair.
Joshua M. Greene is a popular lecturer on Holocaust history and an author whose biographies have sold more than a half-million copies worldwide. His groundbreaking book on the Dachau war crimes trials, Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor, was deemed “Riveting—historical writing at its best” by Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian for CNN. His bestselling work on the late Beatle George Harrison, Here Comes the Sun, has been published in a dozen languages.
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