Through lives of the people related in Unsafe Haven, Mayer Abramowitz tells the exciting story swept up in history—through the Holocaust and the birth of Israel—and in their postwar emergence in the United States. More Below
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A complex and intriguing historical novel, spanning generations and continents, Unsafe Haven explores the consequences of the Holocaust in the portrayal of a host of fascinating characters, among them a Polish thug turned Nazi; a humble yet respected Jewish doctor in the ghetto; and a Jewish couple who give away their only child in order to save her. Through the decades of the Holocaust and post-war Europe, to America of the 60s and 70s and modern-day Israel, author Mayer Abramowitz explores the gamut of the post-Holocaust emotional experience.
Mayer Abramowitz was born in Jerusalem. At the age of nine he came with his parents to the US. When his parents returned to Palestine, he remained in the States to finish high school. When he received a scholarship to Yeshiva College, he stayed on to get his BA and later was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
In World War II, he was a US Army Chaplain in Europe and Austria, serving as liaison to the Displaced Persons. Following his demobilization he was Chief Emigration Officer for JDC in Italy where he helped close the DP Camps by resettling the survivors. The US Holocaust Commission cited him as a Liberator.
Upon his return to the States, he served as National Co-Chairman of the State of Israel Bonds Rabbinic Cabinet, Vice President of the JNF, and Founder and Dean of the Jewish Leadership Institute.