Acknowledgments ; 1. Before and Into the War ; 2. In Search of Solutions ; 3. Imprisonment ; 4. Life on the Farm ; 5. Becoming Someone Else ; 6. The Town of Mir ; 7. Becoming a Police Officer ; 8. Working for the Authorities ; 9. The Savior of Simakowo ; 10. Involvement with the Ghetto ; 11. Organizing the Escape ; 12. Exodus and Confrontation ; 13. Conversion ; 14. Moving to the Forest ; 15. Life as a Partisan ; 16. Becoming a Carmelite Monk and a Priest ; 17. A Catholic Jew? ; 18. An Independent Life ; Notes ; Index
Nechama Tec is Professor Emerita of Sociology at University of Connecticut, and author of several books, including Defiance, soon to be a major motion picture starring Daniel Craig, and Courage and Resilience: Women, Men and the Holocaust(Yale 2003). Internationally noted Holocaust scholar, she was appointed in 2002 to the Council of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She survived the Holocaust in Poland by passing as a Catholic in areas banned to Jews. She lives in Westport, CT with her husband, psychologist Leon Tec. Her son, Roland, is a film producer.
"Tec paints a graphic picture of the horrors of war."--L'Eylah
"Ms. Tec...has a good eye for historical detail. She illuminates the Russian partisan movement and its connection to the Jewish resistance fighters. She captures well the emotional complexity of Mr. Rufeisen's position."--The New York Times Book Review