Sunday, September 19, 2021

I read this very "condensed epic" in amazement and was left wanting to know so much more!    This is no mere book or memoir.  Within these pages are life lessons of the greatest magnitude handed to us with matter of fact frankness.

Zalman Ber is Sol Kotz, husband of Luba and father of Sheldon, Lisa and Larry.   It is a gripping recount of horrific World War II experiences and unfathomable adversity somehow triumphed by incredible bravery, love, determination and miracles.  It is totally engrossing and a true honor to read. 

Compiled and recorded by Sol's daughter Lisa Mishler, it is at the same time a testament to the worst in man and a love letter to compassion and humanity. 

Don't miss Lisa's companion publication L'Chayim" - a profound, exquisite and extraordinary collection of her acclaimed paintings inspired by and dedicated to honoring her parents and all of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.  Breathtaking!

Kathleen Benyak


Boni Weinstein
I read the book Saturday and thought it was wonderful. Not only was it so well written but I learned so much. It is the first book about the Holocaust that I could get through without being so sick afterwards. Your parents were incredibly brave people and I so admire their courage and spirit. I brought a copy to my son and urged him to read the book. I need to buy more.
Denise Mathot
I finished your book and it is SO Good!! It is unbelievable what your parents went through and I love the way their story is told.
Ava Young
"Zalman Ber" is a small book that makes a big impact. Written in a voice emerging from one of the most shameful and violent periods in human history, Zalman Ber lingers. I could easily carry this story with me for a lifetime, inspired by it's example of the resiliency of the human spirit. It makes me want to be a better person than I have been."