Aron Goldfarb was fifteen years old when he was ripped from his bed in Poland and forced to enter a Jewish work camp.
Watching helplessly as Nazis murdered his friends and family, he and his brother, Abe, made their courageous escape after hearing rumours of fellow prisoners being executed in gas chambers. With astonishing bravery and an unshakeable will to survive, the brothers hid together in underground holes on an estate controlled by the SS.
In this moving testament to the strength of human endurance and the power of relationships, co-written with acclaimed author Graham Diamond, Goldfarb tells his unbelievable true tale at long last.
Vivid, compelling and frequently harrowing, Maybe You Will Survive is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the human condition.
Eerily titled after the last words that his father ever said to him, Maybe You Will Survive tells the incredible true story of fifteen-year-old Polish Jew Aron Goldfarb and his survival of the Holocaust.
Aron’s story is a phenomenal one unlike any other. Not only was he able to successfully escape from his imprisonment in Pionki labour camp, but he and his brother then overcame unbelievable odds to survive the seven remaining winter months of the war hidden together in self-made, underground bunkers – directly under the noses of the SS officers who were hunting them. With astounding bravery, fierce determination and his father’s words as guidance, Aron not only survived but he flourished, going on to start a family and build a multimillion-dollar fashion empire in America.
Now available in paperback as well as eBook, this special 2020 edition commemorates 75 years since Aron’s liberation with exclusive, poignant reflections on his life and legacy from his sons, Morris and Ira Goldfarb.
Graham Diamond, the Co-writer of Maybe You Will Survive told Inside History that: "Working on the project with Aron Goldfarb was an experience I'll never forget. As we began I found myself facing this tough New York businessman, highly successful and highly regarded by colleagues and competitors alike. I both taped Aron and took copious notes, trying to keep this extraordinary person on track and not going onto many tangents. Maybe You Will Survive is his story. Sure, it encompasses that entire horrible history of Europe, but this was to be a personal experience shared, and I knew I needed to keep it strictly focused. Tears came to Aron's eyes as he spoke about his childhood, his father, his mother, his brothers, his town, his world. My job was to make it come alive. To make him and what he shared as real as possible. I believe I succeeded, and I am grateful for the opportunity I was given to bring it to life. The book's successes are his successes, and I was only the messenger. For me, Aron stills lives, and I believe that the readers of Maybe You Will Survive will feel very much the same."
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