Author and Holocaust survivor Sam Genirberg shares his harrowing quest to stay alive during the holocaust in his remarkable World War II memoir, Among the Enemy: Hiding in Plain Sight in Nazi Germany. In vivid and moving detail, the author documents the story of a Jewish youth from the Ukraine who evades death by joining a transport of non-Jews conscripted for compulsory labor in Germany. With determination and fortitude, he lives in plain sight of the enemy for almost three years before his escape to the West.
He immigrated to the US with his wife and child in 1948. He first settled in the Petaluma area and raised chickens. He moved to El Cerrito, owned an ice cream parlor and then became a successful land developer. With his wife Rose, was one of the founding members of Temple Beth Hillel, the only synagogue in West Contra Costa. He remains active in the local Jewish community and is a steadfast supporter of Israel.
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