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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After the war, Perel moved to Israel.

The writing style felt stilted. Since he was a native German speaker, Perel was able to convince his captors that he was a Volksdeutscher an ethnic German living outside Germanyand was subsequently accepted into his captors’ unit as a Russian — German interpreter. Films directed by Agnieszka Holland. Dec 30, Shannon rated it it was amazing. In the confusion Perel gets separated and is found by some Germans.

Europa, Europa by Solomon Perel

Perel wrote a book about his experiences, which was published in German in It is based on the pereo of Solomon Perela German Jewish boy who escaped the Holocaust by masquerading as a ” Nazi ” German.

Solomon played his role of a young Nazi so well, he transformed into one. He cannot get too physical with Leni, a girl he likes, or she will find out that he is Jewish. Dec 09, Kris rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this to see what was changed for cinematic effect.


Also, along with our will to survive is God’s protective hand which is shown repeatedly in the eurropa of Out of all the accounts descibing the holocaust that I have read, this one is the most different. In an ironic scene, as Solek and other Jewish refugees cross a river in a small boat, while a boat carrying Polish refugees fleeing the Soviets, passes in the opposite direction, Solomon explains in an internal monologue that the Jews, fearing Nazi persecution, fled toward the Soviets, while the Poles, who feared the Soviets more, fled toward the Germans.

The Gestapo official says he will send for it and then rants about how the war will be won by Hitler’s Wunderwaffen wonder weapons.

As a young boy put in his position it is very confusing. Retrieved from ” https: Germany Poland France [1] [2] [3].

Aug 20, Amy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Sapevo del film “Europa Europa” ma ignoravo l’esistenza del libro, che mi ha realmente stupita per la sua incredbile storia: However, anything can be done to survive. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!

But his other brother, David, was alive and in Palestine.

Europa Europa – Wikipedia

He returns home to his family but his sister dead, killed by Nazis. Jul 06, Elliot Ratzman rated it liked it Shelves: First published in English inhaving been previously published in French inEuropa Europa tells the story of a young Jewish man’s survival from Nazi oppression when he posed as an Ethnic German and subsequently joined the Hitler Youth.


A few comments thought the acting was horrible, and a few were sorry they had seen it. It won the Best Foreign Film Award. Wydawn Cyklady, German: What age groups do you think this book is okay for?

The movie, on the other hand, co This is one of the rare times that I can say that I liked the movie more than the book.

Retrieved from ” https: Since he was still a minor, Perel was told he could not remain with the army.

He not only fulfilled his mother’s last instruction to him to “Live! Army unit, but released the next day.

Solomon Perel

Though, its writing style may be found wanting at times, its story captivates. His story retells his amazing experience of how far one boy went to survive and of the ultimate masquerade. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.