Four months before Hitler came to power, Pavel Friedlander was born in Prague to a middle-class Jewish family. In 1939, seven-year-old Pavel and his family were forced to flee Czechoslovakia for France, but his parents were able to conceal their son in a Roman Catholic seminary before being sent to their destruction. After a whole-hearted religious conversion, Pavel began training for the priesthood. The birth of Israel prompted his discovery of his Jewish past and his true identity. Friedlander describes his experiences with composure and elegance.
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