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“Author Judy Piercey shines a brilliant light into this dark corner of post- war history, one that has been concealed for too long. You’ll find yourself cheering for the Jewish teenager who struggled to bring down one of the worst Nazi killers in history, sickened by the crimes this mass murderer committed, and aghast that he was protected by the United States government. Meticulously researched and skillfully written, this book provides a significant contribution to our body of historical knowledge about the Holocaust.”

Elinor Florence

author of Bird’s Eye View

“Los Angeles during the turbulent 1960’s and 70’s is the perfect backdrop for this remarkable page turner. Filled with a cast of unbelievable characters I had to keep reminding myself this was a true story. Judy Piercey has unearthed one of the great untold stories of our time, this book is a must read!”

Graham Neil

CTV News

“A groundbreaking portrayal of the trauma and burden imposed on the children of Holocaust survivors. Teenager David Whitelaw was a force of nature that inspired his government to seek justice for the unspeakable crimes unleashed against innocent people.”

Phil Blazer

Founder, Jewish Life Television

“The Fierce forces us to ask ourselves if we’d have the courage and fearlessness to seek justice regardless of the personal consequences. It’s hard to fathom that a teenager was able to demand and help secure justice for the savage murders of so many. Truly one of the most heart wrenching, yet inspiring family stories of the 20th Century.”

Liisa Jorgensen

Author ‘Far Side of the Moon’

“Judy Piercey expertly captures the remarkable and complicated relationship between David Whitelaw and his mother Judith. An inspiring story that reminds us what it means to be human and the responsibility we all have to make the world around us a better place.”

Barbara Smith

Bestselling Author

“It’s impossible to read this expertly told story and not ask yourself if you’re doing your part to make the world a better place. An unbelievable account that reminds us all that one person can change the world. Essential reading for every American family.”

Rabbi Mark Blazer

CEO, Jewish Life Foundation