Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance

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The memoir of a man and woman who escaped into the forest, joined the Jewish partisans—and fell in love—as Hitler laid waste to their Polish hometowns.
 
Jack and Rochelle first met at a youth dance in Poland before the war. They shared one dance, and Jack stepped on Rochelle’s shoes. She was unimpressed. When the Nazis invaded eastern Poland in 1941, both Jack (in the town of Mir) and Rochelle (in the town of Stolpce) witnessed the horrors of ghettoization, forced labor, and mass killings that decimated their families. Jack and Rochelle managed, in their separate ways, to escape into the forest. They reunited, against all odds, in the winter of 1942–43 and became Jewish partisans who fought back against the Nazis. The couple’s careful courtship soon blossomed into an enduring love that sustained them through the raging hatred of the Holocaust and the destruction of the lives they had known.
 
Jack and Rochelle’s story, told in their own voices through extensive interviews with their son, Lawrence, has been in print for twenty years and is celebrated as a classic of Holocaust memoir literature. This is the first electronic edition.

“A story of heroism and of touching romance in a time of fear and danger.” —USA Today
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JACK AND ROCHELLE SUTIN met in the woods of Poland as Jewish resistance fighters during the Holocaust. They married in 1942 in the underground bunker that served as one of their shelters while they fought with Jewish partisan groups during the war. After that, the couple was sent to a displaced-persons camp in Germany. The two later immigrated to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they ran an import business and had two children. Rochelle Sutin died in 2010.
 
LAWRENCE SUTIN is a writer of fiction, biography, and memoir from Minnesota. He edited Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance, the memoirs of his parents’ experience as underground resistance fighters during the Holocaust. He is a professor of creative writing in the low-residency master of fine arts program of the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Jul 14, 2015
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Pages
229
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ISBN
9781504015684
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
History / Holocaust
History / Jewish
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