Perilous Escape is a captivating and inspiring account of Dr. Chaskel Wyszkowski's courageous escape from Poland, separated from his mother and younger brother, HY''D, during the Nazi blitzkrieg of Europe. Grandson of the illustrious Rebbe of Modzitz in Otwock, Poland, the author takes us on his journey through Vilna, Japan, Australia, Israel, and eventually to New York City where he settles down and raises his family. The narrative comes to life with over 130 photos, documents and newspaper clippings, each one a testimony to his incredible bravery, love of Israel, deep faith in G-d, love for his family and ultimate success.
About the author
Dr. Chaskel Wyszkowski is a retired teacher of Jewish History. He studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and received a BA at Yeshiva University. Dr. Wyszkowski has a MA and Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Bernard Revel Graduate School and served as Chairman of the Jewish History department at Flatbush Yeshiva from 1970-2002, retiring to Deerfield Beach, Florida in 2009. He also taught at NYU, Brooklyn College and Empire State College. Other publications by the author include A Community in Conflict - American Jewry during the Great European Immigration; The Modzitzer Rebbe; and Mishkan Avraham, a collection of his father's writings. This autobiography is a legacy for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a testament to the growth and success of post-WWII European Jewry.