The Sisters of Auschwitz

Author: Roxane van Iperen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006309763X

Category: History

Page: 350

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A New York Times bestseller The unforgettable story of two unsung heroes of World War II: sisters Janny and Lien Brilleslijper who joined the Dutch Resistance, helped save dozen of lives, were captured by the Nazis, and ultimately survived the Holocaust. Eight months after Germany’s invasion of Poland, the Nazis roll into The Netherlands, expanding their reign of brutality to the Dutch. But by the Winter of 1943, resistance is growing. Among those fighting their brutal Nazi occupiers are two Jewish sisters, Janny and Lien Brilleslijper from Amsterdam. Risking arrest and death, the sisters help save others, sheltering them in a clandestine safehouse in the woods, they called “The High Nest.” This secret refuge would become one of the most important Jewish safehouses in the country, serving as a hiding place and underground center for resistance partisans as well as artists condemned by Hitler. From The High Nest, an underground web of artists arises, giving hope and light to those living in terror in Holland as they begin to restore the dazzling pre-war life of Amsterdam and The Hague. When the house and its occupants are eventually betrayed, the most terrifying time of the sisters' lives begins. As Allied troops close in, the Brilleslijper family are rushed onto the last train to Auschwitz, along with Anne Frank and her family. The journey will bring Janny and Lien close to Anne and her older sister Margot. The days ahead will test the sisters beyond human imagination as they are stripped of everything but their courage, their resilience, and their love for each other. Based on meticulous research and unprecedented access to the Brilleslijpers’ personal archives of memoirs and photos, Sisters of Auschwitz is a long-overdue homage to two young women’s heroism and moral bravery—and a reminder of the power each of us has to change the world.

The Sisters of Auschwitz

Author: Roxane van Iperen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184188376X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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"Heartbreakingly good" Stephen, Amazon review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "You can't put it down" Anon, Amazon review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "Immensely moving" Jo, Amazon review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "An incredible read" Agnes, Amazon review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ They knew their survival depended on each other. They had to live for each other. It is 1940 and the Final Solution is about to begin. The Nazis have occupied The Netherlands but resistance is growing and two Jewish sisters - Janny and Lien Brilleslijper - are risking their lives to save those being hunted, through their clandestine safehouse 'The High Nest'. It becomes one of the most important safehouses in the country but when the house and its occupants are betrayed the most terrifying time of the sisters' lives begins. This is the beginning of the end. With German defeat in sight, the Brilleslijper family are put on the last train to Auschwitz, along with Anne Frank and her family. What comes next challenges the sisters beyond human imagination as they are stripped of everything but their courage, resilience and love for each other. Perfect for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Cilka's Journey and The Librarian of Auschwitz - this is the international bestselling and life-affirming true story of female bravery and surviving the horrors of Auschwitz. See what Amazon readers are saying about The Sisters of Auschwitz: "Amazing story of resistance and love between sisters while fighting against evil", T Gill, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "Excellent. Kept you on the edge - a very gripping and sad true story, very well told", Helen 'o' Troy, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "Great book, I really enjoyed it, 10/10", Laura Regan, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "This is such a heartbreaking, thought provoking book, could not put it down and shed a few tears in the process. Amazing read, cannot recommend enough", Paige Walton, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "Amazing book. Thrilling, captivating, beautiful", Kathleen Treacy, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "It is one of the most harrowing but inspirational stories but fills you with admiration. Would highly recommend", Amazon Customer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Three Sisters

Author: Heather Morris

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250809029

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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"Against all odds, three Slovakian sisters have survived years of imprisonment in Auschwitz, Nazi Germany's most notorious death camp. Livia, Magda, and Cibi have survived starvation, overwork, and the brutal whims of the guards in this place of horror together. But now as the Allies are closing in, the sisters have one last hurdle to face: the death march from Auschwitz as the Nazis try to erase any evience of the prisoners held there. Due to a stroke of luck, the three of them are able to escape formation and hide in the woods for days before being rescued. This is where their story begins. From there the three sisters travel to Israel, their new home, but the battle for freedom takes on new forms. Livia, Madga, and Cibi must face the ghosts of their past--and some secrets that they have kept from one another--to find lasting peace and happiness." -- page [4] of cover

Three Sisters

Author: Heather Morris

Publisher: Zaffre

ISBN: 9781838775506

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3659


Rena's Promise

Author: Rena Kornreich Gelissen,Heather Dune Macadam

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807095095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9692


An expanded edition of the powerful memoir about two sisters' determination to survive during the Holocaust featuring new and never before revealed information about the first transport of women to Auschwitz Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister. One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the fleeting human connections that fostered determination and made survival a possibility. From the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters, to the links between prisoners, and even prisoners and guards, Rena's Promise reminds us of the humanity and hope that survives inordinate inhumanity.

Three Sisters

Author: Heather Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760686765

Category:

Page: 464

View: 8579


The breath-taking new novel from the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, based on a powerful true story of hope and survival.

Arts of Healing

Author: Arleen Ionescu,Maria Margaroni

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1786610981

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

View: 7573


This book occurs at the intersection of philosophy, critical theory, psychoanalysis and the visual arts. Each chapter looks at art produced in various traumatogenic cultures: detention centres, post-Holocaust film, autobiography and many more.Other chapters look at the Juarez femicides, the production of collective memory, of makeshift memorials, acts of forgiveness and contemporary forms of trauma. The book proposes new ways of 'thinking trauma', foregrounding the possibility of healing and the task that the critical humanities has to play in this healing. Where is its place in an increasingly terror-haunted world, where personal and collective trauma is as much of an everyday occurrence as it is incomprehensible? What has become known as the 'classical model of trauma' has foregrounded the unrepresentability of the traumatic event. New, revisionist approaches seek to move beyond an aporetic understanding of trauma, investigating both intersubjective and intrasubjective psychic processes of healing. Traumatic memory is not always verbal and 'iconic' forms of communication are part of the arts of healing.

The Nazi Holocaust. Part 6: The Victims of the Holocaust

Author: Michael Robert Marrus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311096872X

Category: History

Page: 709

View: 5911


Diese Reihe bietet erstmals eine Basissammlung von Faksimiles englischsprachiger historischer Artikel zu allen Aspekten der Vernichtung der europäischen Juden. Die große Anzahl von annähernd 300 Aufsätzen aus 84 Zeitschriften und Sammlungen ermöglicht den Lesern, sich einen Überblick über diesen Themenkomplex zu verschaffen. Die Reihe beginnt mit einem Rückblick auf die Wurzeln des Antisemitismus und einer Darstellung der verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Methoden zur Erforschung des Holocaust. Die Reihe endet mit der Dokumentation der Befreiung der Konzentrationslager und mit Aufsätzen zu den Kriegsverbrecherprozessen. Der Erscheinungszeitraum umfasst die Jahre 1950 bis 1987, zu den Verfassern gehören beispielsweise Jakob Katz, Saul Friedländer, Eberhard Jäckel, Bruno Bettelheim und Herbert A. Strauss.

The Literary Representation of World War II Childhood

Author: Mary Honan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527502813

Category: History

Page: 496

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Focusing on twenty one primary texts about childhood under Nazism, this book examines how childhood in literature has changed over the years, from the Romantic writers to child slave labour in the Victorian era, the child-soldier and the impact of deportation on both the child victim and their families post-wartime. The genres covered here range from diaries, letters, comics, allegories, time-travel novels, fairy-tales and novels about the Hitler Youth. Because of its broad focus, the work will be of interest to a broad readership from survivors of World War II and their families to historians, teachers and librarians. It will also benefit those practitioners working in the areas of deportation, trauma, child-soldiering, and human rights and tolerance studies.

Child Survivors of the Holocaust in Greece

Author: Pothiti Hantzaroula

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429018967

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 2626


A historical investigation of children’s memory of the Holocaust in Greece illustrates that age, generation and geographical background shaped postwar Jewish identities. The examination of children’s narratives deposited in the era of digital archives enables an understanding of the age-specific construction of the memory of genocide, which shakes established assumptions about the memory of the Holocaust. In the context of a global Holocaust memory established through testimony archives, the present research constructs a genealogy of the testimonial culture in Greece by framing the rich source of written and oral testimonies in the political discourses and public memory of the aftermath of the Second World War. The testimonies of former hidden children and child survivors of concentration camps illuminate the questions that haunted postwar attempts to reconstruct communities, related to the specific evolution of genocide in Greece and to the rising anti-Semitism of postwar Greece. As an oral history of child survivors of the Holocaust, the book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of the history of childhood, Jewish studies, memory studies and Holocaust and genocide studies.