DEVILS AMONG ANGELS is a collection of short stories
and poems inspired by memories of Samuel Marder's childhood years before, during, and after World War II and the holocaust. He uses prose and poetry in both fiction and non-fiction to reflect on good and evil in the past and present.
"A life-long artist, Sam Marder has produced yet another work of art -- one which inspires hope, invites meaningful introspection, and leaves an indelible mark on both the heart and the mind. Combining imaginative fiction, compelling non-fiction and evocative poetry, Mr. Marder transports us back into a world which must never be forgotten and uses that world as a source of vital lessons we need in order to live better lives today."
-Rabbi Bradley Hirshfield
"This is a transformative book in so many ways. Sam Marder takes the harrowing images of his childhood, shattered by the Nazis, and his experiences in concentration and refugee camps, and transforms them into stories, poems, and music. The reader is transformed by Marder's striking images of angels and devils at work in human lives -- and his calm reassurance of the ultimate victory of the angels. This book is required reading for anyone interested in the resilience of children, and creative genius, in the face of the Holocaust."
-Lisa Rosner, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of History