A Story of Survival, Fortitude, and Heroism
This book details the incredible story of Siggi Wilzig, a man who defied the odds and survived the hell of Nazi death camps and built a legacy in America. It teaches us hope and provides inspiration in times of trouble.
Siggi was someone who would look at the Himalayan mountains and say, ‘I can climb that.’
A man of courage and faith.
Just when we most need it, Unstoppable arrives to remind us of the resilient human spirit and its capacity to overcome the most daunting foes—a remarkable narrative, from a chapter of human history that never stops grabbing us by the throat. A timely and gripping tale for us all.
Hard work, intuition, and faith helped guide Siggi through the horrors of Auschwitz to the upper echelons of the business world. Though he never escaped the trauma of his memories, his experiences will now educate and inspire others.
A story of struggle and triumph … his legacy will be forever remembered.
About Siggi Wilzig
Siegbert (Siggi) Wilzig was a survivor of the Holocaust. He arrived penniless in America in 1947 at age twenty-one and, over the following fifty years, became one of the most successful businessmen in postwar America. Wilzig rose to the heights of the predominantly Protestant industries of oil and banking. The engine that drove him forward was a determination to preserve Holocaust memory.
He was a two-time Presidential appointee to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Wilzig’s life story reveals the tensions and consequences of Holocaust memory and provides a window into the psychology of those who came out of “history’s darkest hour.”
Siggi’s Incredible Journey
Meet the Author, Joshua M. Greene
JOSHUA M. GREENE (Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor) is a renowned Holocaust scholar and filmmaker whose biographies have sold more than a half-million copies worldwide. Greene is a popular lecturer who has spoken at the Pentagon and before the Judge Advocate General’s College, and his documentaries on Holocaust history have aired on PBS and Discovery. He has appeared on national media outlets from NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross to FOX News, CNN, and more.
Joshua M. Greene on Writing UNSTOPPABLE
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