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Agnes. How My Spirit Survived By Agnes Sassoon
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Agnes was eleven years old when she was captured in Budapest right out of her school. She was sent to the concentration camp of Dachau. Here she not only experienced hunger and terror, but also her... More > first tender love story with Alex, a young boy who helped her survive. Agnes endured one of the terrible death marches across Germany before she arrived in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where she was finally liberated by British soldiers. After the war she went to school in Prague, worked for the Zionist underground organization Breha and finally immigrated to Israel.< Less
Разные времена / Different times By Elena Tolchinskaya
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The first part of the collection is dedicated to the terrible social phenomenon - Stalin's repressions and the highest most monstrous form of social repression and oppression of people -... More > concentration and exile camps quickly turned into an empire of slave labor and the destruction of the prisoners, called the GULAG - abbreviation from the Head Quarters of the Camps. Despite the fact that after the dictator's death many innocent repressed people have been exonerated and freed, the system will suppress any freedom of thought persisted in the post-Stalin era. The second part of the collection is dedicated to judicial lawlessness being perpetrated against the orthodox Jew, a producer of kosher meat- Sholom Rubashkin. This event is very in tune with the famous case Baylis which took place in Tzar Russia, accused by anti-Semitic Black Hundreds, that is nonsense for America -the bastion of Justice and Freedom.< Less
To No Man's Glory: A Child's Journey from Holocaust to Healing: A Memoir By Vincent (Arturs Lejnieks) Benson & Victoria Harnish Benson
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Moments before the slaughter of orphans in Riga, a young Jewish woman snatches a half-Gentile boy and flees into the forests of Nazi-occupied Latvia where they spend four years dodging captivity. His... More > faith in God and natural optimism carry him through the resulting trauma, but he must overcome his anger and shame when he is sent to America as an adolescent. Much more than a war story, "To No Man's Glory," is the story of desperation of a child who sacrifices his childhood to the terrors of surviving inhuman conditions. It is the faith and hope that dominates the human spirit if we will let it. It is a story that could take place in any time period; in any war…it just happens to take place during World War II, during the Holocaust. But it is mostly the story of a little boy who develops the strength to live under conditions that kill millions of others less fortunate.< Less
Story Of Life By Zo Sua
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Zo Sua writes about his family's journey to America from the refugee camps of Thailand. He has written a story that is full of courage and hope.
My LIfe By Saw Saw Wah
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Saw Saw writes a story about moving from a refugee camp in Thailand to America. Her story is full of courage and trust. A great read.
Karoly-The Hungarian Communist Tragedy By Michael Fitzalan
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This is the story of Karoly, a man whose family tried to save Jewish refugees from the clutches of German troops advancing from the west and the advancing Russians Red Army and their Romanian allies... More > to the east. Karoly was used as human-shield by Romanian 'liberators' in Hungary. When, after the war, Hungary was under Russian communist control, he was arrested for being part of the Smallholder's Youth Party, a farmer's union. He was transferred to Márianosztra where he was given the option of starvation rations or working as a miner in a forced labour camp. Karoly worked in a coalmine until he escaped the regime in 1956. This is the story of a man who cheated death and suffered unimaginable privations before escaping to England to start again from nothing, a broken enfeebled refugee who rebuilt his life through hard work and determination.< Less
Karoly and Katia, the love story that never was! By Michael Fitzalan
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This is the story of Karoly, a man whose family protected Katia and other Jewish refugees who were trying to escape the advance of Nazi Germany, from the west, and the advancing Russian’s... More > ‘Red Army’ and their Romanian allies, to the east; Karoly was a teenage boy who was used as human-shield by Romanian 'liberators' in Hungary. After the war, he was sent to prison while Hungary was under communist control. He was committed as a political prisoner for being a member of the Independent Small-holders Party, the communist party’s only serious political rival. Under the communist regime, anyone who held authority in the community was a threat and Karoly was arrested under a trumped up charge. He was sent to Márianosztra where he was given the option of starvation or working as a miner in a forced labour camp. Karoly worked in a coalmine until he escaped the cruel communist regime in 1956.< Less
Karoly's Hungarian Tragedy By Michael Fitzalan
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This is the story of Karoly, a man whose family protected Jewish refugees desperately trying to escape the advance of Nazi Germany and the advancing Russians. Karoly was used as human-shield by... More > Romanian 'liberators' in Hungary. After the war, he was sent to prison for being a member of the Smallholders Youth Party under the communist regime. Given the option of starvation or working in a forced labour camp, he worked as a coal miner until he escaped the regime in 1956. This is the story of a man who cheated death and moved to England to start again from nothing, a broken political prisoner.< Less
Karolina Remembers By F. Gerry Szymanski Cierpilowski
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The Nazi occupations were not the only horrors to fall upon the Polish nation. The Russians invaded from the east leading to the exile of 1,700,000 souls to forced labor camps in the barrens of the... More > Soviet Union. This 135 page narrative, with more than 3 dozen photographs, maps and other documents, is a chronicle of • the difficult but satisfying life of European immigrants in the soft coal region of Somerset county in southwestern Pennsylvania during the 1920’s, • the daily life in the peasant villages of the Galicia region of southeastern Poland during the 1930s, • the invasion from the east by the Soviets and the deportation by cattle car to the far reaches of the Soviet Union, • a year and a half of survival in the forced-labor camps in the Ural Mountains, • the arduous, yearlong journey to freedom including stops in Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India, • five years in exile in the Polish settlements in Africa • and , finally, Karolina’s return to America in 1949.< Less
Karolina Remembers: A Polish Family's True Story of Courage, Perseverance, and Faith before and during World War II By F. Gerry Szymanski Cierpilowski & Karolina Uchman Sadek
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The Nazi occupations were not the only horrors to fall upon the Polish nation. The Russians invaded from the east leading to the exile of 1,700,000 souls to forced labor camps in the barrens of the... More > Soviet Union. This 135 page narrative, with more than 3 dozen photographs, maps and other documents, is a chronicle of - the difficult but satisfying life of European immigrants in the soft coal region of Somerset county in southwestern Pennsylvania during the 1920's, - the daily life in the peasant villages of the Galicia region of southeastern Poland during the 1930s, - the invasion from the east by the Soviets and the deportation by cattle car to the far reaches of the Soviet Union, - a year and a half of survival in the forced-labor camps in the Ural Mountains, - the arduous, yearlong journey to freedom including stops in Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India, - five years in exile in the Polish settlements in Africa - and , finally, Karolina's return to America in 1949.< Less

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