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William Leibner and Larry Price
Edited by Ingrid Rockberger
This The Unlikely Hero of Sobrance by William Leibner and Larry Price
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|The picture on the cover represents Zdenek Toman-Goldberger looking from behind a barred window as the trains with Jewish refugees leave Czechoslovakia on their way to Austrian and German D.P. (displaced persons) camps located predominantly in the American military occupied zones.
The large sign on the passenger car reads: 'Repatriacni Vlak' or repatriation train.
The letters CSD stand for 'Ceskolovenske Statni Drany', or Czechoslovak State Railways.
|See Zdenek Toman regarding Jewish matters said:
Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign Minister to Gaynor Jacobson.
If Toman is on your side…the frontiers of Czechoslovakia
will be open to your Jews
Tad Szulc, The Secret Alliance p.143
|Without Zdenek Toman, there would have never been a massive transfer of East European Jewish survivors said Florence Jacobson, a social worker for the Joint in Prague and wife of Israel Gaynor, joint director of Prague in a film appearance in the movie entitled The Bricha produced by Martin Smok, Czech film maker and historian.|
|Asher Zelig Goldberger/
Zoltan Toman /
|I||The Goldberger Family||9|
|III||The Transit Station Czechoslovakia||45|
|IV||The Human Flood||66|
|V||The Children's Transport||88|
|VI||Britain at War with the Jews||118|
|VII||The Mass Exit Continues||140|
|VIII||The Goldberger Family Reunites||163|
|XII||Toman the Jewish Benefactor||210|
|Appendix: Partial List of Sobrance Jews||238|
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