hope is the last to die a coming of age under nazi terror

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Hope Is The Last To Die

Author : Halina Birenbaum
ISBN : 9781317468530
Genre : History
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This book is an important work in Holocaust literature and was originally published in Poland in 1967. Covering the years 1939-1945, it is the author's account of her experience growing up in the Warsaw ghetto and her eventual deportation to, imprisonment in, and survival of the Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, and Neustadt-Glewe camps. Since the old, the weak, and children were summarily executed by the Nazis in these camps, Mrs Birenbaum's survival and coming of age is all the more remarkable. Her story is told with simplicity and clarity and the new edition contains revisions made by the author to the original English translation, and is expanded with a new epilogue and postscripts that bring the story up to date and complete the circle of Mrs Birenbaum's experiences.

And The Violins Stopped Playing

Author : Alexander Ramati
ISBN : 0340401230
Genre : Romanies
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Een Poolse zigeuner die als enige van zijn stam Auschwitz overleefde vertelt over de vlucht van de stam voor de Duitsers.

Eleanor S Story

Author : Eleanor Ramrath Garner
ISBN : 9781561456819
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Eleanor's story is the dramatic autobiography of Eleanor Ramrath Garner's youth, growing up as an American caught in World War II Berlin. It's a story of trying to maintain stability, hope, and identity in a world of terror and contrasts.During the Great Depression, when she is nine, Eleanor's family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where her father has been offered a good job. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic, and they cannot return to the United States.Eleanor tries to maintain her American identity as she feels herself pulled into the turbulent life roiling around her. She fervently hopes for an Allied victory, yet for years she must try to survive the Allied bombs shattering her neighborhood. Her family faces separations, bombings, hunger, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy.This compelling story immerses us in the daily struggles of surviving World War II as a civilian. It puts a very human face on the horrors of war and helps us understand that each casualty of war is a person, not a number.

Children Of Terror

Author : Inge Auerbacher; B U Gilbride
ISBN : 9781440179532
Genre : History
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Two very young girls, one a Catholic from Poland, the other a Jew from Germany, are caught in a web of terror during World War II. These are their unforgettable true stories. “War does not spare the innocent. Two young girls, one a Catholic from Poland, the other a Jew from Germany, were witnesses to the horror of the Nazi occupation and Hitler’s terror in Germany. As children they saw their homes and communities destroyed and loved ones killed. They survived deportation, labor camps, concentration camps, starvation, disease and isolation. “This is a moving personal account of history. Urbanowicz and Auerbacher’s painful pasts and similar experiences should guide us to make correct decisions for the future.” Aldona Wos, M.D. Ambassador of the United States of America, Retired, to the Republic of Estonia Daughter of Paul Wos, Flossenburg Concentration Camp, Prisoner Number 23504 “Most Holocaust survivors are no longer with us, and that is why this volume is so important. It is a moving testimony by two courageous women, one Catholic and one Jewish, about their youthful ordeals at the hands of the Nazis. They succeed in ways even the most astute historian cannot — they literally capture history and bring it to life. It is sure to touch all those who read it.” William A. Donohue President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights “Such an original book, written jointly by both a Jewish survivor and a Polish-Christian survivor of the Holocaust, Children of Terror points the way toward fresh insight, hope and redemption. If “Never again” is to be more than a slogan, tomorrow’s adults must be nourished and informed by books such as this. A fabulous piece of work, perfect for the young people who are our future.” Rabbi Dr. Hirsch Joseph Simckes, St. John’s University, Department of Theology “The authors were born in the same year but into different worlds: one a Polish Catholic and the other a German Jew. Despite their dramatically different traditions and circumstances, they shared a common trauma — the confusion and fear of being a child in wartime. Auerbacher and Urbanowicz vividly describe the saving power of family, place, and tradition. Young readers of Children of Terror will come away with a deeper understanding of the Second World War and a profound admiration for the book’s authors.” David G. Marwell, Ph.D., Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Surviving The Fatherland

Author : Annette Oppenlander
ISBN : 0997780045
Genre : Fiction
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Set against the backdrop of WWII Germany and spanning thirteen years from 1940 to 1953, SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND tells the true stories of a girl and a boy struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, freedom, and ultimately each other.

The Hotel New Hampshire

Author : John Irving
ISBN : 9780345400475
Genre : Fiction
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The middle son in a family of five children, one bear, and one dog chronicles their loves, losses, and obsessions during their years running two hotels on two continents.

The Nazi Terror

Author : Eric A. Johnson
ISBN : 0719561663
Genre : Germany
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This study of the Gestapo offers an explanation of how the Nazi police state worked.

The Riddle Of Babi Yar

Author : Ziama Trubakov
ISBN : 1501020064
Genre : History
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His name was Ziama – a beautiful Jewish name which he had to change to the Russian 'Zakhar' in order to conceal his origins. When all Jews were ordered to appear at a gathering point, he didn't go and persuaded others not to go either. Pretending to be a collaborator for the occupation authorities, he kept on saving lives. He rode his bike to nearby villages to barter goods for his family, at the same time trying to get in touch with partisan units. Like a real 'superhero', he always had a narrow escape until denounced by a traitor. Even then, in the concentration camp, forced to exhume and burn the corpses of those massacred in the first months of the occupation, he didn't think of death – he thought of freedom. And he led others with him - out from the camp, towards life and a happy future – just a day before their scheduled execution. In the night-time streets of Kiev, hiding from patrols, they made their way home, to reunite with their families. A dreamlike story, but a true one.Some say, Ziama never existed and the story is fiction. To contradict this statement and to prove the authenticity of the described events, I found transcripts of interrogations by the KGB of the witnesses and of those guilty of the crimes committed in Babi Yar, Kiev, in 1941-1943. This is the truth the world needs to know. The further away in time we are from the Holocaust, the more denial and the more lies we encounter. So that no Jew should ever have to hide under a Gentile name, so that no Jew should ever have his life threatened for the mere fact that he is a Jew – read and spread Ziama's message throughout the world. And if the worst happens and History repeats itself – let Ziama's heroism be an example to all of us on how to fight back and not allow anything to destroy us.Here at last, after 70 years, is the final truth about Babi Yar.

In The Garden Of Beasts

Author : Erik Larson
ISBN : 0307887952
Genre : History
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Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

What We Knew

Author : Eric A. Johnson
ISBN : 9780786722006
Genre : History
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The horrors of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust still present some of the most disturbing questions in modern history: Why did Hitler's party appeal to millions of Germans, and how entrenched was anti-Semitism among the population? How could anyone claim, after the war, that the genocide of Europe's Jews was a secret? Did ordinary non-Jewish Germans live in fear of the Nazi state? In this unprecedented firsthand analysis of daily life as experienced in the Third Reich, What We Knew offers answers to these most important questions. Combining the expertise of Eric A. Johnson, an American historian, and Karl-Heinz Reuband, a German sociologist, What We Knew is the most startling oral history yet of everyday life in theThird Reich.

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