"Breaking Borders" opens in the prosperous town of Lodz,
Shortly after the Nazi march into
He shoved my uncle Maurice's letter from America in my face, the letter
the Russian border guard had confiscated when I was caught trying to
reach Lithuania, while another blow to my head from behind made me lose
my balance. As I struggled to regain it, a blow delivered by a truncheon
to my right kidney stunned me, making me lose my breath. I felt a warm
wetness along my right leg as I lost control of my bladder. Momentarily,
a sense of shame overwhelmed me, and embarrassment overshadowed the pain
in my back, which began turning numb.
His sentence is cut short when the Soviets agree to release Polish prisoners so that they may fight against
Germanyin the Polish army.
Harris is again faced with the same prejudice that spurred him to leave
Poland. His first attempt to join the army is thwarted because he is a Jew. His second attempt is more fruitful and he eventually earns a commission as a lieutenant in a Polish artillery unit. After enduring the privations of war, Harris returns to his home of Lodz only to find most of his family felled by life under Nazi occupation.
Harris' odyssey in "Breaking Borders" takes him west to America in search of a new beginning and a new life. Armed with his unyielding determination and desire to better himself, Harris embarks on a career in the burgeoning U.S. travel industry. His success leads him to the unlikely position of being one of the first people to promote tours to Soviet-controlled
Eastern Europe. "Breaking Borders," a true American success story in every sense, is an inspiration to all who face seemingly overwhelming odds and proof that even the greatest obstacles can be overcome.
About the Author:
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