The true story of a young Jewish man imprisoned in corporate-owned labor camps during WWII
His name is Wolf.
Wolf (Zeev) Scheinwald was caught up in the most vicious and disgraceful mass slaughter of people in history. His youth was destroyed.
His experiences during the Holocaust are relevant today, resonating with decent human beings who are concerned about morally corrupt leaders and their admiring masses, which, together with self-serving corporations, can orchestrate tragedies against their own populations.
Imagine Wolf’s story was your story. The story of your child, parent, friend, or loved one. How would you cope knowing you are hostage to a government and manufacturing firms rallying to destroy you?
Millions fell victim to political extremism and corporate greed and indifference. Alliances between political fanaticism and financial interests can quickly plunge societies into an abyss of exploitation and genocide. These alliances, if left unchecked, can once again create well-oiled machines of human destruction, where governments, corporations, and followers choose hate over kindness, murder over empathy, torture over love.
This is where hate led humanity, and where it can take us again if we are not vigilant. “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.’Pastor Martin Niemöller
Two Hundred Sixty Pages — A Lifetime
Two Hundred Sixty pages of pain and terror. This Holocaust survivor lost his family, his community and his childhood.
He was sent to the labor camps as a young man, hoping to spare his father. Of course that was a lie. He was sent to more than one labor camp over the years. Wolf (Zeev) endured the hard labor, starvation and abuse — all Nazi ploys to use up and destroy their slaves. The people were primarily Jewish, but people of other nationalities and ethnicity were included. The intent was to kill all through the hard labor and abuse. His intent was to survive to tell as he has promised his mother.
His view has seen Nazi abuse and POLISH abuse. The Poles were, in his experience, anti-Semitic from the cradle.
WOLF is a memoir. More than ‘shock and awe’ about terrible atrocity and killing. Even though he feels he lost so much youth and education, he is a deep thinker with opinions about different things that could have been done to resist the Germans. His justified bitterness about the corporate labor camps where he suffered is clear. The author is candid about the way Poles feel towards their Jewish neighbors. While he did set up a memorial in his childhood home city, it was not well received. His successful and generous life after the war honors the lives of his entire family. They were killed by German insanity. The book is written in the first person, and published with the assistance of his daughter.
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