April 12, 2010
-- Follow young Austrian Jewish lovers Jacob and Rachael from their comfortable Salzburg homes to a decrepit ghetto, from there to a prison camp where they became man and wife. Revel in their excitement as they escape and join the local partisans, fighting their Nazi tormentors. Finally ride the crowded, fetid train to the terror of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Stung by the death of loved-ones, enslaved and starved, they have nothing to count on but faith, love and courage. From desperate despair, to unforgettable moments of chaste beauty, Jacob’s Courage examines a constellation of emotions during a time of incomprehensible brutality.
Sold globally, Jacob's Courage is now required reading for high school students in Ohio. Read Jacob's Courage to feel what European Jews felt during the Holocaust.
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Charles S. Weinblatt was born in 1952. He is the author of Jacob's Courage and Job Seeking Skills for Students. Weinblatt created and led the University of Toledo Division of Organization Development, retiring in 2004. His biography is in the Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Education.