Dancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret, Paul Glaser
  • List: $19.99  |  Sale: $13.99
    Club: $9.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Dancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret

Author: Paul Glaser

Narrator: James Anderson Foster, Christa Lewis

Unabridged: 7 hr 47 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 07/10/2018

Genre: History - Holocaust

Synopsis

The gripping story of the author's aunt, a Jewish dance instructor who was betrayed to the Nazis by the two men she loved, yet managed to survive WWII by teaching dance lessons to the SS at Auschwitz. Her epic life becomes a window into the author's own past and the key to discovering his Jewish roots. Raised in a devout Roman Catholic family in the Netherlands, Paul Glaser was shocked to learn as an adult of his father's Jewish heritage. Grappling with his newfound identity and stunned by his father's secrecy, Paul set out to discover what happened to his family during World War II and what had caused the long-standing rift between his father and his estranged aunt, Rosie, who moved to Sweden after the war. Piecing together his aunt's wartime diaries, photographs, and letters, Paul reconstructed the dramatic story of a woman who was caught up in the tragic sweep of World War II. Rosie Glaser was a magnetic force—hopeful, exuberant, and cunning. An emancipated woman who defied convention, she toured Western Europe teaching ballroom dancing to high acclaim, falling in love hard and often. By the age of twenty-five, she had lost the great love of her life in an aviation accident, married the wrong man, and sought consolation in the arms of yet another. Then the Nazis seized power. For Rosie, a nonpracticing Jew, this marked the beginning of an extremely dangerous ordeal. After operating an illegal dance school in her parents' attic, Rosie was betrayed by both her ex-husband and her lover, taken prisoner by the SS and sent to a series of concentration camps. But her enemies were unable to destroy her and, remarkably, she survived, in part by giving dance and etiquette lessons to her captors. Rosie was an entertainer at heart, and her vivacious spirit, her effervescent charm, and her incredible resourcefulness kept her alive amid horrendous tragedy. Of the twelve hundred people who arrived with her at Auschwitz, only eight survived. Dancing with the Enemy recalls an extraordinary life marked by love, betrayal, and fierce determination.

Recommended

Killing the SS The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History, Bill O'Reilly
Killing the SS
by Bill O'Reilly

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Bill O'Reilly
Published: 10/09/2018

Last Stop Auschwitz My Story of Survival from within the Camp, Eliazar de Wind
Last Stop Auschwitz
by Eliazar de Wind

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Robert Fass
Published: 01/21/2020

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl The Definitive Edition, Anne Frank
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl...
by Anne Frank

List: $24.00

Sale: $16.80

Club: $12.00

Narrator: Selma Blair
Published: 05/25/2010

Irena's Children The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto, Tilar J. Mazzeo
Irena's Children
by Tilar J. Mazzeo

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Amanda Carlin
Published: 09/27/2016

The Unwanted America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between, Michael Dobbs
The Unwanted
by Michael Dobbs

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Published: 04/02/2019

In the Garden of Beasts Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, Erik Larson
In the Garden of Beasts
by Erik Larson

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Published: 05/10/2011

Black Earth The Holocaust as History and Warning, Timothy Snyder
Black Earth
by Timothy Snyder

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 09/08/2015

The Zookeepers Wife A War Story, Diane Ackerman
The Zookeepers Wife
by Diane Ackerman

List: $29.95

Sale: $20.97

Club: $14.97

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Published: 01/01/2007

I Shall Live Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds, Henry Orenstein
I Shall Live
by Henry Orenstein

List: $29.98

Sale: $20.99

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Henry Orenstein
Published: 11/01/2013
{"id":"2338363","ean":"9781977384812","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Dancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret","subtitle":"My Family's Holocaust Secret","author":"Paul Glaser","rating_average":"0","narrator":"James Anderson Foster","ubr_id":"2338363","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"19.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"James Anderson Foster","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 7 hr 48 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}