Press & Reviews

What People Are Saying About The Fields of Ukraine...
 
"The Fields of Ukraine shows movingly how a Jewish father and his teenage son survived the horrors of the Holocaust by relying on their mutual courage, sacrifice and love.  This book deserves a wide readership."

Nechama Tec, Ph.D., Holocaust Scholar and Professor Emerita at the University of Connecticut, Author of eight books including DEFIANCE, now a major motion picture. 

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"You won't be able to put down this almost unbelievable story which attests to the strength of the human spirit: 'To carry on as long as there was a breath of life in us was the secret weapon that kept us alive.'" 

Joan Seliger Sidney, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life

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"In this moving account, a father and son in Ukraine found inner strength and discovered the goodwill of a few to survive and tell this story and that of the town of Zurawno."
 
David Shneer, Ph.D., Director, Program in Jewish Studies, University of Colorado

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"Hunted like an animal, living like a human being"

Intermountain Jewish News, Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, 14 May 2009

Color me skeptical. And color me wrong. First, I receive a Holocaust memoir — another one. They come almost a week, it seems. Second, a Holocaust memoir published in Denver? We are not a center of book publishing.

But, as Sam Jonas speaks to me, I keep an open mind, and I’m very glad I did.  Read more of "Hunted Like an Animal"...  

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"ATM Veteran Translates Holocaust Story, Promotes Book in U.S."

ATM Marketplace and Networld Alliance, Tracy Kitten, 18 Aug 2009

The ATM marketplace has changed quite a bit since its boom in the mid-1990s. Market consolidation and, arguably, market saturation have pushed many ATM veterans in non-ATM directions. But only one of them stands out among the crowd — for his pursuit to fulfill a deeper mission that has nothing to do with financial services and a lot to do with personal conviction.  Read more of "ATM Veteran Translates Holocaust Story"... 

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"My Grandparents' Holocaust Story"

By Ralph Seliger, 20 April 2009

To my shock, my long deceased maternal grandparents (victims of the Holocaust), suddenly appeared in the pages of a book I was reading. Not only are they named in the non-fiction narrative, The Fields of Ukraine: A 17-Year-Old’s Survival of Nazi Occupation/The Story of Yosef Laufer, the book also relates what led to their violent end.  Read more of "My Grandparents’ Holocaust Story"...