The Wolves

The Wolves

... J'avais promis à ma mère de revenir Adèle Grossman, La Mémoire dans la chair Gabriel Lampel, KLB 58907 Mieczyslaw Chodzko, Évadé de Treblinka Nicolas Roth, Avoir 16 ans à Auschwitz. Mémoire d'un Juif hongrois Isabelle Choko, ...

Author: Eugène Klein

Publisher: Iggybook

ISBN: 9782304049763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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Eugène Klein led an extraordinary life, whose many facets he weaves together in this rich and unique account. Eugène grew up destitute in Hungary. He enlisted in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I and served in several theaters, including the Carpathian Front, where living conditions were harsh. He found happiness in France during the interwar period. He ran footraces, and his athletic talent allowed him to settle in France and start a family there. As a Jew, Eugène and his family faced persecution by the Nazis: They were arrested in Paris on May 1, 1943 and deported to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Poland. After surviving forced labor and a «death march», Eugène would be reunited with his wife, but his son would never return. This dignified account highlights the intelligence and integrity of a man who was both physically and mentally exceptional. With the maturity of age, Eugène combines sincerity with restraint to deliver an account devoid of useless moralizing. Through a series of flashbacks, he demonstrates how his survival in the Nazi camps was certainly due to luck, but also to his prior life experiences, since he had already come face-to-face with humiliation, bitter cold, hunger and mass death, inhumane conditions... and wolves.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

From Paris to Bergen Belsen1944 1945

From Paris to Bergen Belsen1944 1945

... J'avais promis à ma mère de revenir Adèle Grossman, La Mémoire dans la chair Gabriel Lampel, KLB 58907 Mieczyslaw Chodzko, Évadé de Treblinka Nicolas Roth, Avoir 16 ans à Auschwitz. Mémoire d'un Juif hongrois Isabelle Choko, ...

Author: Jacques Saurel

Publisher: Iggybook

ISBN: 9782304034431

Category: History

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Born in 1933, Jacques Saurel might well have known the fate of so many children of Jewish parents who emigrated from Poland between the wars: Auschwitz and the gas chamber. He owed it to his father that he initially had no problems with the authorities. As a volunteer for military service and then a prisoner of war, his father protected Jacques and his family under the Geneva Convention. But the Nazis were looking for hostages to deport. Thus, in early February 1944, Jacques, his oldest sister (the younger one was in hiding) and his little brother were detained with their mother for three months in the Drancy internment camp, before being deported to the _x001A_Star Camp_x001A_, Bergen-Belsen. It
Categories: History

Dismiss the Black Butterflies

Dismiss the Black Butterflies

... J'avais promis à ma mère de revenir Adèle Grossman, La Mémoire dans la chair Gabriel Lampel, KLB 58907 Mieczyslaw Chodzko, Évadé de Treblinka Nicolas Roth, Avoir 16 ans à Auschwitz. Mémoire d'un Juif hongrois Isabelle Choko, ...

Author: Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard

Publisher: Iggybook

ISBN: 9782304045031

Category: History

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For over 25 years, Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard has tirelessly recounted what she endured during the Second World War, especially to young people. How she and her mother escaped from the Vél’ d’Hiv’ on the first night after the round-up on July 16th, 1942, and how they were reported in May 1944, thrusting them into the maelstrom of Nazi torment: Drancy, the hell of Auschwitz-Birkenau and, finally, Bergen-Belsen, where they were liberated on April 15th, 1945. Sarah has put her experiences down on paper for those she cares about most, interspersing the account of her life as a wife and mother deeply marked by the Holocaust with the story of her shattered adolescence. This powerful book delivers a universal message of hope and courage.
Categories: History

The Nomad

The Nomad

... J'avais promis à ma mère de revenir Adèle Grossman, La Mémoire dans la chair Gabriel Lampel, KLB 58907 Mieczyslaw Chodzko, Évadé de Treblinka Nicolas Roth, Avoir 16 ans à Auschwitz. Mémoire d'un Juif hongrois Isabelle Choko, ...

Author: Elisabeth Kasza

Publisher: Iggybook

ISBN: 9782304043334

Category: History

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"Elisabeth Kasza was a nomad in more ways than one. During the war she was deported and sent from one concentration camp to another, then went into exile afterwards. After becoming an actress, she travelled within herself, from character to character. Elisabeth was born in Kaposvár, in southwestern Hungary, into a family of Jewish origin that had converted to Protestantism. Under the Nazi yoke, as Jews she and her parents were confined in a ghetto and later deported. Elisabeth voluntarily shared with them the fate of the 440,000 Hungarian Jews sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau between mid-May and early July 1944. Like most of the deportees, her father was murdered as soon as he arrived. Then Elisabeth was cruelly separated from her mother and transferred to the camps of Bergen-Belsen, Duderstadt and Terezin. After the Liberation, Elisabeth went to Budapest, where she was treated for myocarditis brought on by malnutrition in the camps. Fleeing the communist dictatorship, she wanted to settle in the United States but stayed in France, where she became a stage and screen actress. Her story is the account of a sensitive, cultivated woman whose happy youth was swept away by torment and horror.".
Categories: History

My Leap to Freedom

My Leap to Freedom

... J'avais promis à ma mère de revenir Adèle Grossman, La Mémoire dans la chair Gabriel Lampel, KLB 58907 Mieczyslaw Chodzko, Évadé de Treblinka Nicolas Roth, Avoir 16 ans à Auschwitz. Mémoire d'un Juif hongrois Isabelle Choko, ...

Author: Odette Spingarn

Publisher: Iggybook

ISBN: 9782304042535

Category: History

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In this book, Odette Spingarn gives us a first-hand account of the various camps of the "final solution" she passed through after being arrested with her parents in a village in Corrèze, France on 31 March 1944.As the Allies approached in April 1945, she and her fellow slave laborers, all of them women, were packed into boxcars bound for a death camp. Odette took her fate into her hands and jumped out of the train, embarking on a long odyssey that she describes in detail. In the end, a German woman saved her life.Back in France, Odette's youth and unshakeable optimism enabled her to build a new life, study, have a career and start a family.
Categories: History

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933 1945 Volume III

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos  1933   1945  Volume III

Two published testimonies on the Debrecen ghetto are Nicolas Roth, Avoir 16 ans à Auschwitz: Mémoire d'un juifhongrois (Paris: Manuscrit— Fondation pour la mémoire de la Shoah, 2010); and Ceila Weiss, Where Once I Walked (self-published ...

Author: Geoffrey P. Megargee

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253023865

Category: History

Page: 1100

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Accounts of significant sites in Hungary, Vichy France, Italy, and other nations, part of the multi-volume reference praised as a “staggering achievement” (Jewish Daily Forward). This third volume in the monumental seven-volume encyclopedia, prepared by the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, offers a comprehensive account of camps and ghettos in, or run by, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Vichy France (including North Africa). Each entry discusses key events in the history of the ghetto; living and working conditions; activities of the Jewish Councils; Jewish responses to persecution; demographic changes; and details of the ghetto’s liquidation. Personal testimonies help convey the character of each ghetto, while source citations provide a guide to additional information. Documentation of hundreds of smaller sites—previously unknown or overlooked in the historiography of the Holocaust—make this an indispensable reference work on the destroyed Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.
Categories: History