No one could have guessed that the little boy of eight, asurvivor of Buchenwald who could not read or write at the time of his release, would someday visit with the Pope, Nelson Mandela, and several American presidents as Israel’s Chief Rabbi and chairman of Yad Vashem.

A miraculous, and moving account of an extraordinary man, OUT OF THE DEPTHS: The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last tells the story of how Rabbi Israel Meir Lau survived against all odds in one of the Nazis’ deadliest concentration camps and grew up to become one of the most influential and inspiring religious leaders of Israel.

November / Sterling / 978-1-4027-8631-0 / $21.95