June Book Club

Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance

“A story of heroism and of touching romance in a time of fear and danger.” ―USA Today

The memoir of a man and woman who escaped into the forest, joined the Jewish partisans—and fell in love—as Hitler laid waste to their Polish hometowns.

There are two voices intertwined in the narrative: those of Jack and Rochelle. Now and then they interrupt each other. This is the way they have told these stories for the past fifty years: side by side, listening intently each to the other, at the ready to speak up lest a single detail be lost. These stories are their lives―the testament of their survival and their love for each other. ―from the Preface by Lawrence Sutin

About Jack Sutin

Jack and Rochelle Sutin met in the woods of Poland as Jewish resistance fighters during the Holocaust. They married in 1942 in the underground bunker that served as one of their shelters while they fought with Jewish partisan groups during the war. After that, the couple was sent to a displaced-persons camp in Germany. The two later immigrated to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they ran an import business and had two children. Rochelle Sutin died in 2010.


Jun 14 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Virtual Event


Holocaust Center
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