Skip to main content

Recommended For You

Loading...

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
itemsitem

Ratings and Book Reviews ()

Overall rating

5.0 out of 5
5 Stars
5 reviews have 5 stars
4 Stars
0 reviews have 4 stars
3 Stars
0 reviews have 3 stars
2 Stars
0 reviews have 2 stars
1 Star
0 reviews have 1 stars

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • well done!

    Russia, Russian-heritage, Poland, gestapo, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture, Jewish, love, family, friendship, survival, survivor's guilt***** How can a shiksa boomer born in Milwaukee possibly appreciate the trials, tribulations, and journeys of the people in this book. Well, start with the area my grandparents came from (all four), add in my calling as a nurse in the inner city, and finish up with a familiarity since childhood with the family names of a large number of the people in this book. I learned a lot about the Russian Poles that I never heard at home, and little of it was good. Did you know that so many of the partisans remained adamantly antisemitic during the war? Can you imagine living in a dense forest with thirty or more people in an underground bunker for almost two years with little food, clothing, water, sanitation or ability to care for the sick. Can you imagine having to do surgery with a kitchen knife and no anesthesia or pain killers other than whiskey. Still they survived. And no less brave or stubborn than those who were caught, tortured, and murdered. But this book celebrates the triumphs and positives of people who went through incredibly severe trials and came out on top. And it is a labor of love and incredible research and cooperation from people who find it all indescribably painful to talk about. I am totally impressed with everyone associated with this story and agree NEVER AGAIN. I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley. Thank you!

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • Historical Fiction at its best!

    I have read a lot of WWII books, both fiction and nonfiction, and this is one of the very best nonfiction stories I have read to date. It is the story of Morris and Miriam Rabinowitz who were living in Zhetel, Poland with their two young daughters. In 1939, German air raids began on Poland and things went from bad to worse. As time went on, troops arrived in Poland and the Jews were singled out, targeted and eventually singled out for extermination. After the remaining Jews of Zhetel were forced to live in a ghetto, they realized their time left was limited and began to plan to escape into the forest. The Rabinowitz family along with their extended family were finally able to escape and lived in the forest for two years until liberation. This is the story of their survival and then trying to fit back into society after returning to what once was their home. Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the ARC of this very powerful story of survival.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • Powerful and Inspirational...Unmissable!

    Into the Forest is one of the most outstanding, compelling, moving, poignant and incredible books I've ever read. The author managed to capture every emotion there is through her extensive research and writing. Though I have read many, many Holocaust books, this one is astounding. It is about perseverance, heartache, betrayal, sorrow, anguish, determination, survival, hope and love. The unspeakable suffering and constant hiding, not to mention scrounging for scraps of food each day, seem worlds away from most of us. Add cruelty, fear and death to the equation and you get a heartbreaking situation. How some willed to go on is unreal. A very small percentage of Jews in Poland survived the war and aftermath. Millions didn't. Miriam and Morris Rabinowitz, along with their two young girls Rochel and Tania, faced horror after horror. They were forced to leave their home and everything they had and eventually ended up in the ghetto. Those caught leaving were shot and living conditions were appalling. Evil men such as Dirlewanger (look him up) were on the rampage. Bunker living was even worse with no toilet facilities, fresh air and other basics. Crying babies were "put to sleep" to prevent the soldiers from finding the hiding groups when they were rounded up and obliterated. A young boy, Philip, survived but his family didn't. His story is one of the most poignant in the book. In the Bialowieza Forest the Rabinowitz family survived lice, disease, starvation and cold winter for two years. The stories are harrowing and chilling. After liberation they returned to their homes, to nothing. The family lived in Italy for a short time before moving to America where there were kind relatives who helped them rebuild their lives. Most survivors couldn't speak of their experiences but the Rabinowitz family did. My gratitude for them and other survivors cannot be put into words. This extraordinary family takes my breath away! Though a horrible subject to read about, this should be required reading for everyone. Into the Forest is truly a life-changing book. The author's meticulous research must have been highly emotional as she communicated with members of the Rabinowitz family and learned about their story. I researched this time for several hours last evening. My sincere thank you to Rebecca Frankel for writing this book, St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the honour of reading this inspiring book. I cannot begin to describe how it moved me.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • Inspirational Biography

    This is one of the most inspirational biographies I’ve read in a long time. The strength and bravery of these wonderful characters in their resistance of the Nazis was awe-inspiring. 5-star read.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • Into The Forest

    What a beautiful story about a family's survival through so much horror and pain. To survive and continue their lives with so much love is amazing.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS