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Out of the ashes of the Nazi concentration camps comes an extraordinary love-story which caught the public's imagination at the end of World War II - and returned to the news during the fortieth anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Belsen.
Norman Turgel, then a sergeant working for British military intelligence, was amoung the first to enter the camp on 15 April 1945. Rounding up the SS guards for interrogation, he encountered a young woman, one of the inmates - and the subsequent coup de foudre was to change his life. Three days later he held an engagement party for himself and Gena, a Polish Jew who had survived years of Horrific starvation and cruelty.
I Light a Candle is Gena Turgel's own story, the memorable and moving autobiography of a woman whose strength of spirit enabled her repeatedly to save the life of her mother - and therby to survive herself. Three of her brothers were shot, two of her sisters died in appalling circumstances. When she married Norman in Germany in October 1945 the British Army rabbi proclaimed their love a symbol of hope after so much death.
Forty years on, their story is a remarkable tribute to the resilience of the human spirit and an inspiration to all who read it.
- Turgel Gena, 1923-
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