"Let us take advantage of this historic moment and cleanse the soil of Romania ..." These words began the Romanian Holocaust in 1941. Deported Jews were expected to perish. So it might have been for the thousands sent to the German-occupied Soviet territory of Moghilev, were it not for the intervention of a Jewish engineer, 56-year-old Siegfried Jagendorf, who was among the deportees. This book tells the incredible story, left untold for fifty years, of a sabotaged and abandoned ironworks that became the instrument of salvation for 15,000 Romanian Jews. - Jacket flap.