New York: Exposition Press, 1966. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. 119,  pages. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. Inscribed and dated by the author on fep. DJ has some wear and soiling. Paperclip mark and pencil erasure on fep. Herman was called for duty as a medic in the Polish Army in August 1939. Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the Blitzkrieg. The Soviet Union occupied eastern Poland according to the German-Soviet Pact on September 17, 1939. Herman, along with the retreating Polish Army, was captured by the Soviet forces after crossing the Bug River. While officers and those of higher rank were sent to Katyn and later executed, lower ranking soldiers were sent to Siberia, a harsh area of the Soviet Union where gulags (Soviet work camps) were located. After the war Herman married Susan Strauss, a fellow survivor. The two immigrated to the United States in 1947. Herman an author of more than twenty novels and books of poetry, was a journalist for over 60 years.
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Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , 277,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Glossary. Foreword by Michael Berenbaum. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Comments on books by Herman Taube: "His vision roams over many continents, countless diverse subjects, and a variety of characters. Everywhere he finds a word, an expression, a sound, a thought, a proper noun and together they start singing and form a poem. These poems belong to the never-to be-forgotten witness literature of our time." - ELIE WIESEL "Some poets make of this world a tragedy. Others, like Herman Taube, do not. They look for every spark of light. It is not that he comes singing happy songs - there is a great deal of sadness in his poems. But there is a wonderful strength that rises out of the sadness. But that is not all of this work - for his is not only our poet of the Holocaust in the way that Elie Wiesel is; but he is the poet of the ordinary human being - you and me - who has been to hell, whose life has been irrevocably shaped by the Jewish experience of World War II, but who lives in the world of today, like to rest of us." - MERRILL LEFFLER "His collective works, which span decades, continents and cultures, constitute an eloquent and powerful chronicle of the Jewish experience in our time. It is a record at once intensely personal and universal. And it is, as is his life, a voluble and vibrant legacy, a model of the highest standard for Jewish artists of all ages." - MICHA LEV "Herman Taube has the unique ability to make inanimate objects come alive.
New York: Jove Books, 1978. Reprint Edition. pocket paperbk, 192, wraps, illus. This is the sequel to The Hiding Place. This is Corrie ten Boom's story, the story of a modest and simple Dutch woman who survived Hitler's death camps to become one of our time's most unique and effective communicators of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This remarkable woman spent the first fifty years of her life living peacefully with her father and sister above their watch shop in Haarlem, Holland. When World War II broke out, this devoutly Christian family instinctively began providing secret places for persecuted Jews. She spent several months in concentration camps as a result.
New York: Stein and Day, 1974. Book Club Edition. 317, illus., endpaper maps, appendices, bibliography, DJ somewhat soiled: some wear & small tears/chips to top and bottom edges The luxury liner St. Louis was one of the last ships to leave Nazi Germany before World War II erupted. Aboard were 937 Jews, some of whom had already been in concentration camps, who believed they had bought visas to enter Cuba. When Cuba refused to accept them, they were eventually returned to Europe, where most of them died in concentration camps.
Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1975. First Paperbk Edition. First Printing. pocket paperbk, 320, wraps, illus., maps, appendices, bibliography, binding cracked at p.174, covers somewhat soiled, small chip at bottom of spine ink name inside front flyleaf. The luxury liner St. Louis was one of the last ships to leave Nazi Germany before World War II erupted. Aboard were 937 Jews, some of whom had already been in concentration camps, who believed they had bought visas to enter Cuba. When Cuba refused to accept them, they were eventually returned to Europe, where most of them died in concentration camps.
New York: Paddington Press Ltd., 1979. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. 287 pages. illus., chronology, glossary, index. DJ has some wear and small chips/edge tears. After his ordination as a rabbi, Marvin Tokayer served as United States Air Force Chaplain in Japan. Upon discharge he returned to Tokyo to serve for eight years as the rabbi for the Jewish Community of Japan. He wrote 20 books in Japanese, discovered literally the last of the Chinese Jews; located a long-lost Jewish cemetery in Nagasaki; contributed to the Encyclopedia Judaica; acted as a bridge for many travelers between East and West; served the needs of his congregation. His investigations took him throughout Asia, to Israel and Washington D.C. as he searched for documents and tracked down the people who had taken part in the rescue of Jews from the Holocaust. In 1979 Rabbi Marvin Tokayer and Mary Swartz authored a book called The Fugu Plan. They claim that the plan, which was viewed by its proponents as risky but potentially rewarding for Japan, was named after the Japanese word for puffer-fish, a delicacy which can be fatally poisonous if incorrectly prepared. Tokayer and Swartz base their claims on statements made by Captain Koreshige Inuzuka and allege that such a plan was first discussed in 1934 and then solidified in 1938, supported by notables such as Inuzuka, Ishiguro Shiro and Norihiro Yasue.