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Victor Kugler The Man Who Hid Anne Frank Of all the personalities associated with Anne Frank the most important figure without whom Anne Frank would never have been able to write her diary is perhaps the least known He is Victor Kugler t

  • Title: Victor Kugler: The Man Who Hid Anne Frank
  • Author: Eda Shapiro
  • ISBN: 9789652294104
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Victor Kugler: The Man Who Hid Anne Frank By Eda Shapiro, Of all the personalities associated with Anne Frank, the most important figure, without whom Anne Frank would never have been able to write her diary, is perhaps the least known He is Victor Kugler, the Mr Kraler of the diary The principal business partner of Otto Frank, Victor Kugler assumed managerial control of the Frank s Amsterdam spice importing business when NaziOf all the personalities associated with Anne Frank, the most important figure, without whom Anne Frank would never have been able to write her diary, is perhaps the least known He is Victor Kugler, the Mr Kraler of the diary The principal business partner of Otto Frank, Victor Kugler assumed managerial control of the Frank s Amsterdam spice importing business when Nazi persecution forced the Frank family into hiding It was Victor Kugler who kept the business going and obtained food rations under what was the harshest German wartime occupation in all of Western Europe Without Victor Kugler, Anne Frank and her family would have starved to death a month after going into hiding For this heroism, Victor Kugler himself was arrested and sent to a series of German labor camps in Holland where he survived by his wits and finally escaped a few weeks before the end of the war Several years after the end of the war, when the Dutch spice business collapsed following the Indonesian revolution that nationalized Dutch holdings, Victor Kugler emigrated to Toronto, Canada There, he led a quiet life where nobody knew who he was and what he had done during the war Only twenty years later he began to reveal his story The modern day saga of this Righteous Gentile, who was honored as such at Israel s Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority, is told here in semi documentary style, largely in his own words as told to Torontonian Eda Shapiro, herself of Eastern European Jewish background and by many others who knew him, as compiled by well known Toronto writer journalist Rick Kardonne.

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    1. Almost everyone knows the story of Anne Frank Far fewer people know the story of one of the men who hid her and her family from the Gestapo for 2 years The mere fact of having his story of bravery be told makes this book worthwhile.Victor Kugler s story shines brightest when told in his own voice Unfortunately, this doesn t happen very often Large portions of the book are taken from the notes of Eda Shapiro, who interviewed Kugler late in his life This is fine, as far as it goes, but Shapiro s w [...]

    2. I was 11 when I first read the story of Anne Frank It was horrifying to think that a girl little older than me had to go through such hardship, and when I found out that she didn t survive, it struck an even deeper chord It is because of Victor Kugler that the story of Anne Frank exists I can t believe it has taken me 10 years to discover his story, but I am glad that I was able to eventually read it.The parts of this book that detail Kugler s life and gives us his own words are truly magnifice [...]

    3. This book didn t really have any info on what life was like for Victor while he was hiding the Jews I was hoping he would have written about day to day challenges he faced while helping out 8 people in secret There were some vague descriptions but they only mentioned that he managed to hide them and managed the business at the same time One really interesting section was when Victor described the police searching the building my hear sank with his when the swinging bookshelf was discovered He al [...]

    4. This book is a unique perspective on the famous Anne Frank story While definitely told within the Jewish context, we also get to see how gentiles experienced the war Well written but not at all dry, we also get many interesting little details about the night the gestapo found the Annex.

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