Siggi’s Incredible Journey
Watch Siggi tell his story in his own words in this award-winning 16-minute documentary.
Reviews & Praise of Siggi B. Wilzig and Unstoppable
This book details the incredible story of Siggi Wilzig, a man who defied the odds and survived the hell of Nazi death camps and built a legacy in America. It teaches us hope and provides inspiration in times of trouble.
Siggi was someone who would look at the Himalayan mountains and say, ‘I can climb that.’
Siggi understood a truth that often escapes experts in the world of finance: human nature is the greatest determinant of market trends. For someone with so little education, and no formal business background, his achievements after liberation are as breathtaking as his survival itself. A fascinating read, deeply moving and illuminating.
This book is a wake-up call to the threat of Holocaust denial and a gripping, powerful account of one of the most successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists in America—an extraordinary life.
Unquestionably the most articulate and dynamic survivor I’ve ever met.
He taught all of us that you don’t have to be a victim of circumstances. May we one day inhabit a world where more people live by his example.
A man of courage and faith.
Just when we most need it, Unstoppable arrives to remind us of the resilient human spirit and its capacity to overcome the most daunting foes—a remarkable narrative, from a chapter of human history that never stops grabbing us by the throat. A timely and gripping tale for us all.
A tower of strength, a strong warrior who believed in helping people. Humanity needs men like Siggi B. Wilzig in order to stay human.
Siggi had the heart of a boxing champion. He took on all comers, dodged lethal blows, came back again and again, and refused to quit. You’ve got to read this story. It’s a knockout.
Given his lack of any formal education, Siggi’s business acumen was incredible, and his life was a testament to human endurance—heroic and unparalleled.
Hard work, intuition, and faith helped guide Siggi through the horrors of Auschwitz to the upper echelons of the business world. Though he never escaped the trauma of his memories, his experiences will now educate and inspire others.
A story of struggle and triumph … his legacy will be forever remembered.
A powerful and moving narrative … Siggi was a towering Jew, a role model for the ages … a staggering success story and an amazing American.
Siggi’s life story is a David and Goliath saga that reminds us what one individual can do—a unique, mesmerizing biography.
After his liberation from Nazi death camp Mauthausen, Siggi Wilzig worked for the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps and collected evidence, which I used to bring war criminals to justice. As a liberator of various concentration camps, and a US prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, I can confirm the authenticity of the horrors Siggi described. His survival and success after coming to America will be an inspiration to all readers.
About Siggi B. Wilzig
Siggi B. Wilzig, born Siegbert Wilzig, was a survivor of the Holocaust. In 1947, Siegbert came to the U.S. at which time he legally changed his name to Siggi Bert Wilzig — “Siggi B. Wilzig.” He arrived in New York at 21, with only $240 and no education beyond grade school. Over the following fifty years, he became one of the most successful businessmen in postwar America. Siggi rose to the heights of the predominantly Protestant industries of oil and banking. The engine that drove him forward was a determination to preserve Holocaust memory.
He was a two-time Presidential appointee to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Siggi’s life story reveals the tensions and consequences of Holocaust memory and provides a window into the psychology of those who came out of “history’s darkest hour.”
Meet the Author, Joshua M. Greene
JOSHUA M. GREENE (Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor) is a renowned Holocaust scholar and filmmaker whose biographies have sold more than a half-million copies worldwide. Greene is a popular lecturer who has spoken at the Pentagon and before the Judge Advocate General’s College, and his documentaries on Holocaust history have aired on PBS and Discovery. He has appeared on national media outlets from NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross to FOX News, CNN, and more.
Foreword by Deborah Lipstadt
DEBORAH LIPSTADT is an American historian, best known as the author of the books Denying the Holocaust, History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, The Eichmann Trial, and Antisemitism: Here and Now. Since 1993 she has been the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Lipstadt was a consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In May 2022, she was named US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, in the rank of ambassador.