I Survived Rumbuli Author:Frida Mikhelson, Frida Michaelson, Wolf Goodman Rumbuli Forest was to Riga, the capital of Latvia, what Babi Yar was to Kiev and Ponary was to Vilna: a bloody massacre site where thousands of children, women, and the elderly were slaughtered by the Nazi Einsatzgruppen. Of the 30,000 Riga Jews alive before the war, only two women survived; one of them -- Frida Michelson, a seamstress by profes... more »sion -- tells the authentic story of the events that occurred in her native town. For years she hid in the forests and among Latvian peasants and city dwellers -- members of the Seven Day Adventists sect. Out of their devotion to God, they were willing to risk their lives to save her, rather than betray their faith. Frida Michelson tells her incredible story in a terse and poignant language. This document of moral courage and heroism, of limitless endurance and stamina cannot be read without deep emotion.« less
This book tells the story of Frida, one of only two women to survive the massacre of over 30,000 Jews in the Rumbuli Forest. She was determined to live so that she could tell the story to others and the victims would not be forgotten.
As with any book about the Holocaust, a few parts were difficult to read, but it was definitely worth it.