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Author to speak on father’s holocaust experience

Jeffrey Gingold, author of Tunnel, Smuggle, Collect: A Holocaust Boy, will be speaking on Thursday, March 9 at 1:00 pm in the Hearth Room. Hosted by the Love Circle, this event is open to everyone. All are welcome.

An internationally acclaimed and award-winning author, and published freelance writer, Jeffrey N, Gingold has been interviewed on national television, public radio shows, in magazines, and numerous global publications. He is an outspoken advocate for Holocaust education. Jeffrey shares his father’s epic survival and unforeseen life twists in the Warsaw ghetto. He donates 100% of his author royalties from this publication to Holocaust education and research. 

Based on the hidden and illuminating video and audio recordings of interviews with the author’s father and grandmother, Tunnel, Smuggle, Collect: A Holocaust Boy tells the true and tormenting story of a 7-year-old boy during the Holocaust. When Germany occupied Poland in 1939, he and his family were confined to the Warsaw Ghetto, along with 400,000 other Jews.

Young Sam Gingold helps his family survive by smuggling food and medicines, and as the war continues, is forced to labor under Nazi rule in the walled city within a city. After a harrowing underground escape, the family is pursued by the Gestapo across the Polish countryside. A compelling, poignant story of courage, resilience, and determination. For the Gingold family, “survivor” is a living word.

This book is available at Amazon and other book sellers.  The author will be happy to sign books at this event.


Jeffrey Gingold is a consummate storyteller. Tunnel, Smuggle, Collect: A Holocaust Boy weaves a gripping tale of tragedy, family love, and survival. And the fragility of life. —Hannah Rosenthal, Former Special Envoy on Global Anti-Semitism, Chief Executive Officer / President Milwaukee Jewish Federation

This is a story about courage, about perseverance, about the victory of the spirit. This is a story of one Jewish family who had been trapped during the Holocaust between the satanic atrocities of the Nazis and later, the haunting torment of Soviet Russia. Between the Warsaw Ghetto and Russian Siberia, that singularly determined family copes with the countless challenges of starvation, bitterly biting cold, excruciating forced labor, and unlimited want. This is an incredibly compelling, powerful, engaging story that ignites the most intense interest of its reader. It is a must-read book. —Yair Mazor, PhD, professor of modern Hebrew and Biblical literature, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Gripping. . .Gingold provides a haunting depiction of life within the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto. A significant contribution to the growing corpus of second generation literature. –Shay Pilnik, PhD, Executive Director, Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center

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