Blood Stained Feathers
The story of a Shoah survivor

By Mordechai Lustig
from Nowy Sącz, Poland

Published by the JewishGen Press

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Translated and Edited by William Leibner
Additional Editing by Toby Bird
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 414 pages with all illustrations.

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Mordechai cannot fall asleep although his younger brother is fast asleep. He hears shouting and shots in the street, then his parents whispering in the next room. Suddenly there are heavy footsteps along the stairway. Screams, pleas, and pistol shots. The killer squad goes from flat to flat, then bursts into his family's flat. They kill Mordechai's father, mother and sister. They then enter Mordechai's room and kill his brother. Under the blanket, Mordechai is frozen with fear. Slowly, silence returns. He crawls from under the blanket to see his brother's head smashed by a bullet. There is blood all over the bed, and blood stained feathers all over.

One of the few concentration camp survivors, he himself does not know how he survived while others about him perished. He joined the military Palestinian Jewish underground in Europe to fight for a Jewish homeland, then the army in Israel. He helped to build the country and, in the process, built his own Israeli family. His story is a triumph of hope and optimism again overwhelming odds.


Alternate names: Nowy Sącz [Pol], Nay Sants [Yid], Neu-Sandez [Ger], Nový Sadec [Cz], Nový Sacz [Slov], Újszandec [Hun], Neisantz, Novi Sach, Novi Sansh, Nowy Soncz, Naya Sandets, Sandets, Sandec, Sandz, Sants, Sanz, Tsants, Tzanz

Nowy Sącz, Poland is located at 49°38' North Latitude 20°43' East Longitude 181 miles South of Warsaw


Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Stary Sącz 5 miles SSW
    Maciejowa 10 miles SE
    Grybów 10 miles E
    Rytro 10 miles S
    Bobowa 11 miles ENE
    Limanowa 13 miles WNW
    Czchów 14 miles N
    Ciężkowice 15 miles NE
    Zakliczyn 17 miles NNE
    Szczawnica 17 miles SW
    Krynica-Zdrój 18 miles SE
    Gromnik 19 miles NE
    Rzepiennik Strzyżewski 19 miles NE
    Krościenko 19 miles


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