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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rabbi Israel Meir Lau Narrator: Steve Blane Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Israel Meir Lau, one of the youngest survivors of Buchenwald, was just eight years old when the camp was liberated in 1945. Descended from a 1,000-year unbroken chain of rabbis, he grew up to become Chief Rabbi of Israel - and like many of the great rabbis, Lau is a master storyteller. Out of the Depths is his harrowing, miraculous, and inspiring account of life in one of the Nazis' deadliest concentration camps, and how he managed to survive against all possible odds.

Lau, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust, also chronicles his life after the war, including his emigration to Mandate Palestine during a period that coincides with the development of the State of Israel. The story continues up through today, with that once-lost boy of eight now a brilliant, charismatic, and world-revered figure who has visited with Popes John Paul and Benedict, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and countless global leaders, including Ronald Reagan, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Tony Blair.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Niman | 12/4/2013

    " moving, inspirational, deep, riveting - could not put it down. Need a towel for this book, beyond a tissue box! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 12/1/2013

    " What an amazing life story! The story begins with the story of his family during the war and then focuses more on his biography after the war. Really great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 7/19/2013

    " Incredibly moving and poignant. A lesson to us all how he endured such hardship and tragedy and went on to become a great spiritual leader. Inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alendiel | 3/24/2013

    " Truly touching and heartfelt, this is such a powerful story and so wonderfully told. A must read for those interested in the Holocaust and Judaism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/4/2013

    " Inspiring story. A little too much on the Yeshiva education but I was truly amazed at what a person can overcome to achieve such great success. I learned a lot about Israel, Judaism and the impact important figures in recent history have had on Judaism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Mangano | 10/22/2012

    " I was deeply affected by this inspiring book written by Rabbi Lau, who, at eight years old, was the youngest (I think) survivor of Buchenwald, went on to become the chief Ashkenazic rabbi of Israel. Highly recommended for those who, like me, are deeply interested in Jewish history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tobey | 10/5/2012

    " intense, moving, and inspiring tale of a young boy, his brother, and those who helped him survive the holocaust and rise to the ranks of the chief rabbinate of israel. a must-read about jewish heroes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ari Lapin | 4/15/2012

    " At times heart-wrenching and tear-jerking, always inspiring and life-affirming. Couldn't put it down. Read it in one sitting. It's a must read! One of the few books I immediately ordered after finishing my library copy. "

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