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Am I a Holocaust Survivor? By Dorothee E. Krahn
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This vivid, moving, and beautifully written story depicts the life and struggles of a Jewish girl in Germany (and later, England) during the late 1930s and the beginnings of World War II. Every word... More > is true. Author Dorothee E. Krahn writes: "Much has been written about the Holocaust. People like Eli Wiesel have described the atrocities in all their gory detail. My purpose in this story was to draw attention to a somewhat different aspect: The erosion of a protective judiciary, and the gradual disappearance of the free press, all which eventually led to the total loss of personal liberties and with that, ultimately, of personal responsibilities. 'We followed orders' —- let it be a warning for our times."< Less
DANIK! A Holocaust Survivor By Ross R. Olney
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David Zaid survived the extermination of Jews in Poland ordered by Adolph Hitler. He went on to become a hero in the Israeli army. His voice is now stilled, but with this book he continues to speak... More > out against the holocaust-deniers who insist that the atrocities, the death camps, the routine executions of Jews, never really happened. Zaid lived through it, and knows the truth. And if he ever questioned his own courage while hiding from the murderous Nazis and the equally murderous Polish farmers in a Polish forest, the questions were answered in the Israeli wars when he fought in hand to hand combat for his new homeland. He survived once again, and saw his final dream come true when he, his wife and two sons, became citizens in the United States, his final and most beloved homeland.< Less
Survivor By Zvi Glaser
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A Latvian Jew in the Red Army in the Great Patriotic War. The harrowing true story of a teenage boy who decided joining the Soviet Army during the Great Patriotic War was better than being a slave... More > worker in a Soviet coal mine. This is the story of his experiences during that war, what his family endured, and his survival up to the present day. 15 photos, glossary.< Less
A Journey Through Grief: An Autobiography of a Holocaust Survivor By Rosette Faust Halpern
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This is a moving memoir of a survivor's family, her childhood, and growing up in pre-war Rohatyn, Poland. She retraces how tragically World War II, with the ensuing years of the Holocaust virtually... More > eliminates the entire Jewish community including the murder of her parents, relatives, and friends. It is a story of tragedy and triumph, fervent family dedication and individual perseverance, the separation from, as well as the unbelievable reuniting with a soul mate. This book is mostly biographical in nature, in addition to being a a historical reference of the horrific destruction of a Jewish community in Poland. It is also a love story about two people who, despite incredible adversities, miraculously reunite after surviving World War II, and build a new life together.< Less
The Iron Furnace: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story (New Edition) By George Topas
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“George Topas’ moving and probing narrative is an important contribution to Holocaust literature” – Elie Wiesel “The Iron Furnace is a profoundly moving account of... More > faith, love, courage, and endurance. With his direct and deceptively simple style, George Topas convinces us that we’re sharing the heartfelt recollections of an old and dear friend. This story – and this decent, unassuming hero – will leave an incredible impression on all readers” – Michael Medved “The Iron Furnace will greatly contribute to the deepening memory of the Holocaust. It reveals the indomitable spirit of those that lived in the world which was destroyed.” – Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center “A searing tribute to one man’s indomitable spirit to outlive his tormentors” – Canadian Jewish News “This chilling memoir effectively reminds us of the inhumanity with which people treated their fellow humans.'' – Library Journal< Less
The Iron Furnace: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story (New Edition) By George Topas
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“George Topas’ moving and probing narrative is an important contribution to Holocaust literature” – Elie Wiesel “The Iron Furnace is a profoundly moving account of... More > faith, love, courage, and endurance. With his direct and deceptively simple style, George Topas convinces us that we’re sharing the heartfelt recollections of an old and dear friend. This story – and this decent, unassuming hero – will leave an incredible impression on all readers” – Michael Medved “The Iron Furnace will greatly contribute to the deepening memory of the Holocaust. It reveals the indomitable spirit of those that lived in the world which was destroyed.” – Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center “A searing tribute to one man’s indomitable spirit to outlive his tormentors” – Canadian Jewish News “This chilling memoir effectively reminds us of the inhumanity with which people treated their fellow humans.''< Less
Holocaust Lumber By Allan Rosenfeld
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Growing up on a lumberyard just outside Toronto, Allan knew that he was different from most other kids. But it wasn't the stacks of wood or the hard work of helping out around the yard that defined... More > him – it was his role as the oldest child of two Holocaust survivors. Always and above all else, Allan knew that his parents had suffered through terrible atrocities, and that he couldn't cause them any more pain, under any circumstances. Holocaust Lumber is a collection of 25 short stories that capture the complexities and humanity of his parents. Told with unflinching honesty, these stories capture a world of lumber and love, a setting of sweetness and survival, a nightmare of guilt, and the lighthearted, absurd moments that are part of all families. These are the stories of Holocaust Lumber.< Less
Holocaust Lumber By Allan Rosenfeld
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Growing up on a lumberyard just outside Toronto, Allan knew that he was different from most other kids. But it wasn't the stacks of wood or the hard work of helping out around the yard that defined... More > him – it was his role as the oldest child of two Holocaust survivors. Always and above all else, Allan knew that his parents had suffered through terrible atrocities, and that he couldn't cause them any more pain, under any circumstances. Holocaust Lumber is a collection of 25 short stories that capture the complexities and humanity of his parents. Told with unflinching honesty, these stories capture a world of lumber and love, a setting of sweetness and survival, a nightmare of guilt, and the lighthearted, absurd moments that are part of all families. These are the stories of Holocaust Lumber.< Less
A Letter to My Grandchildren and Other Correspondence: Reminiscences of a Holocaust Survivor By Bernard H. Burton
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In July 1941, Bernard Burton and his parents escaped Nazi Berlin on one of the last “Jewish wagons” going west. The family traveled to Spain and then to Cuba, using visas that no official... More > noticed had expired months before, and remained in Cuba for three years before joining relatives in the United States. There, young Bernard would go on to serve in the U.S. Army, attend college, marry, have a successful career and raise a family. Through the years, Bernard corresponded with journalists, academics and others about topics relating to the Holocaust and to his life as a Jewish child and teen in Nazi Berlin. With an adult’s hindsight formed by decades of reflection, he has assembled these letters and crafted narrative around them, and has shared descriptions of related events from later in life. The result is a vivid look at a world witnessed by a Jewish child under Hitler, a European refugee in Cuba, an American soldier occupying his native German soil, and ultimately an adult, grandfather, and survivor.< Less
DANIK! A Holocaust Survivor - The True Story of David Kalma (David Zaid) By Ross R. Olney
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David Zaid survived the extermination of Jews in Poland ordered by Adolph Hitler and went on to become a hero in the Israeli army. His voice is now stilled, but with this book he continues to speak... More > out against the holocaust-deniers who insist that the atrocities never happened. Zaid lived through it, and knows the truth. And if he ever questioned his own courage while hiding from the murderous Nazis and equally murderous Polish farmers in a Polish forest, the questions were answered in the Israeli wars as he fought in hand to hand combat for his beloved new homeland. He survived once again, and saw his final dream come true when he, along with his wife and two sons, became American citizens.< Less