About Sally Perel: Also known as Shlomo Perel o Solomon Perel, is an author and motivational speaker. He was born in Peine, Lower Saxony, to a German Jew. ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What were the last words of advice that Sally Perel’s parents gave him. Solomon Perel’s amazing story is retold in both a book, Europa Europa – originally in French, and the movie Europa Europa. Perel is born on.

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Also a cool moving, for those who would rather watch it on screen daniel! His new identity took on a life of its own: Perel is born on April 21, The Nazi selects “Jupp” as his subject for a demonstration and carefully measures his head and face.

He is summoned to Gestapo offices but cannot eurppa a Certificate of Racial Purity, which he claims is in Grodno.

Ruth Geffner: The Story of Solomon Perel

Publication History back to top. Perel successfully pretends to be a German for four years. Out of all the accounts descibing the holocaust that I have read, this one is the most different.

The film stars Marco Hofschneider as Perel; who appears briefly as himself in the finale. Er lebte in einem Internet der Hitlerjugend.

Open Preview See a Problem? Also, along with our will to survive is God’s protective hand which is shown repeatedly in the life of Out of all the accounts descibing the holocaust that I have read, this one is the most different. This is the quintessential tragi-comic Jewish passing story. If you would like to hear more English Corner programs, please click on this link. Robert, one of the soldiers and a homosexualsneaks in on “Jupp” when he finally manages a private bath.


A few comments thought the acting was horrible, and a few were sorry they had seen it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Europa, Europa by Solomon Perel

Margot Bettauer Dembo Translator. He played a key role in the capture of Joseph Stalin ‘s son, Yakov Dzhugashviliand thereafter became endeared to his German army unit.

Europa Eurpa New York: About the Author back to top. So if that was a fake, it’s a very elaborate one.

Denn es ist wirklich eine Geschichte die schwer zu glauben ist, vor allem da es definitiv Geschichten gibt die frei erfunden aber als sa,ly verkauft wurden.

Retrieved from ” https: The orphanage is evacuated but Solek is left behind, to be found by German soldiers.

Solomon Perel

The difference here is that there’s actually evidence here. He makes a choice and decides to bury his papers so there is no proof of his Jewish identity. Lists with This Book. Solek’s pretense is nearly exposed when the Gestapo investigates “Jupp”‘s supposed parentage. Were There Jews in the Nazi Army? I found myself puzzled that in all of his time pretending to be an ardent Nazi, he never once had to undergo a medical examination but hey, the tales of survivors are always tales of extraordinary good luck.

However he does petel later on that it was difficult to play the role he did where he had to pretend to be German. After traveling back to his birthplace, and making dozens of inquiries, he finally located his brother Isaak, who was married and living in Munich. Solomon Perel’s life is like none I have ever known in that he survived by perseverance as well as extremely good luck. But his other brother, David, was alive and in Palestine. Solly is happy that the criminal case will be forgotten, since the police will have perek important matters to attend to.


Want to Read saving…. The writing style felt stilted. Moreover, the movie is amazing and seems in-sync with the book to a great extent. Although he does not respond to his made-up name, the soldiers deduce that he was in the orphanage because his parents were killed by the Soviets euripa promise him vengeance. After the War back to top. He is childless, so he tells “Jupp” that he will adopt him and send him to the elite Hitler Youth Academy in Braunschweig to receive Nazi education, much to Solek’s consternation.

Jan 10, Greta rated it liked it Shelves: He not only fulfilled his mother’s last instruction to him to “Live!

At night, he calls his acquaintance to bring him clothes from his house.