N4L 170: "Unstoppable" by Joshua M. Greene

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SUMMARY

Not just another rags-to-riches story, “Unstoppable” by Joshua M. Greene is the unbelievable true story of “Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend.”

Initially reluctant to write another dark Holocaust-survivor story, Greene, was surprised to find the post-Auschwitz life of Siggi B. Wilzig full of great hope. A force of nature, this Holocaust survivor not only became a business behemoth in both the oil and banking industries but also a powerful example of how to live every day fully, joyfully, and generously.

“This is a book that will make you feel good about being an American,” says Greene. “He saw this as a place that gave immigrants a chance, a place where character was vaulted as a noble quality over cunning and cutthroat business practice.”

According to Greene, what Siggi would want us to know today is to never give in to despair; never give in to the darkness. In our time, when heroes are in short supply, Siggi provides hope and heroism.

SIGGI’S SALIENT QUALITIES

  • Strong self-confidence that rebuffed any type of intimidation
  • Early awareness of how adults thought and behaved
  • Belief in the Almighty
  • Authentic interest in caring for humanity
  • Love of life (joie de vivre)
  • Wicked sense of humor
  • Drive for learning
  • Foxlike intuition
  • Fierce loyalty
  • Extreme generosity
  • Unstoppable!

BUY Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig's Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend

RECOMMENDATIONS

Check out The Blue Card, an organization founded by Siggi's daughter Sherry Wilzig to provide support and assistance to Holocaust survivors suffering from cancer.

Enjoy watching the YouTube video of Joshua M. Greene describing Siggi as he confronts the Federal Reserve.

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