Shana Tova Everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that the story of the rescue of my mother, Frieda Beker Pietrkowski, is included in this book. It took me many years to discover the truth about my mother’s hidden childhood. I hope you decide to purchase a copy of this book for yourselves and your families.

Felicia Zieff
Skokie, IL, USA

Dear Belgian Friends,
To all persons interested in the history of the Shoah in Belgium,


A GIFT OF LIFE published by the “Institute for the Research on Belgian Jewry – IRJB”, will be ready at the end of this month.

It is the English version of books I published in French, Dutch and in Hebrew, and is updated.

A GIFT OF LIFE, is a comprehensive study of the Shoah in Belgium, and contains chapters on the persecutions, the deportations and the rescue, with 28 personal testimonies of hidden children, some never published before. The Table of Contents (see bellow) is very clear and explains the different aspects treated.

A GIFT OF LIFE, has 320 pages and 114 illustrations. It is sold at a very reasonable price per copy, including handling and postage by special mail to your address.

– In Europe: € 20;
– In the USA and Canada: US$ 25.00
– In Australia and South Africa: US$ 28,00
– In Israel: NIS 80,00

When placing your order, do not forget to join your postal address. Send your checks to the order of Sylvain Brachfeld at the above mentioned address.

You can also offer the book as a present to members of your family, friends and acquaintances, and we will send the copy directly to their addresses.

Awaiting your orders, and thanking you, I remain,
Yours very truly,
Sylvain Brachfeld