Among the Remnants by Joshua H. Gortler audiobook

Among the Remnants: Josh Gortler’s Journey

By Joshua H. Gortler MSW, DHL , with Gigi Yellen
Directed by Claire Bloom
Read by Stefan Rudnicki , with Gabrielle de Cuir

Blackstone Publishing 9781603816885
7.10 Hours 1
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When three-year-old Joshua Gortler and his family were forced from their hometown in Poland during World War II, they scrambled for safety across border after border, finding refuge at last in Europe’s Displaced Persons Camps. Undocumented and unschooled, Gortler spent his adolescence learning to survive. When his family eventually relocated to the US, Gortler found himself starting over as teenager in a foreign land with only his spunk and sharp wits to rely on. After teaching himself English, Gortler managed to complete high school in three years, earn an MSW, and begin what would become a distinguished career in the field of eldercare. Acknowledged as a leading pioneer in his field, Gortler dedicated his professional life to helping others stitch their torn lives back together. As a sought-after speaker, he has made it his personal mission to bring the lessons of his unique personal experiences—the value of perseverance, humor, ambition, faith, and the paramount importance education—to audiences as diverse as Rotary clubs, at-risk high schoolers, prisoners, and university students.

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Summary

When three-year-old Joshua Gortler and his family were forced from their hometown in Poland during World War II, they scrambled for safety across border after border, finding refuge at last in Europe’s Displaced Persons Camps.

Undocumented and unschooled, Gortler spent his adolescence learning to survive. When his family eventually relocated to the US, Gortler found himself starting over as teenager in a foreign land with only his spunk and sharp wits to rely on.

After teaching himself English, Gortler managed to complete high school in three years, earn an MSW, and begin what would become a distinguished career in the field of eldercare. Acknowledged as a leading pioneer in his field, Gortler dedicated his professional life to helping others stitch their torn lives back together.

As a sought-after speaker, he has made it his personal mission to bring the lessons of his unique personal experiences—the value of perseverance, humor, ambition, faith, and the paramount importance education—to audiences as diverse as Rotary clubs, at-risk high schoolers, prisoners, and university students.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Josh’s rise from refugee to one of American health care’s most respected and honored executives offers countless life lessons.” Seth Goldsmith, Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
“This story depicts the consequences of a world filled with hate and one man’s indomitable will to better himself. A stunning example of the difference one man can make.” Dee Simon, Executive Director, Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle
“From DP camp scamp to a community builder, pillar, and mentor. Josh’s description of becoming a mentsh as a Displaced Person was especially rare and very moving. Engagingly written with humor, insight and erudition.” Elliott Palevsky, CEO Emeritus, River Garden Senior Services, Jacksonville FL; Scholar of Yiddish language and literature
“This a is book that every young social worker, rabbi, or aspiring organizer needs to read.” Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak, Chaplain, Skirball Hospice, Encino CA; Executive Director, Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland

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Author Bio: Joshua H. Gortler MSW, DHL

Author Bio: Joshua H. Gortler MSW, DHL

Joshua H. Gortler was born in Poland in 1936. The Gortler family survived the Holocaust by living in Siberia and then Uzbekistan. In 1951, the Gortler family was sponsored to emigrate to the US, where they settled in Arizona. He was educated in the Yeshiva High School in New York and also took classes at the public high school. Gortler continued his education at Yeshiva College and then the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University where he earned a Master’s degree in Social Work. He and his wife Sarah later established the Joshua H. Gortler and Sarah B. Gortler Scholarship in Geriatric Social Work at Wurzweiler. He served for thirty-eight years as the Executive Director of the Caroline Kline Galland Home in Seattle from 1969 until his retirement in 2006.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English