Joshua M. Greene produces books and films about the Holocaust. His documentaries have been broadcast in twenty countries and his books translated into eight languages. He has taught Holocaust history for Fordham and Hofstra Universities. Rena Finder was born in Krakow, Poland, and survived the Holocaust. Following the war, Rena moved to the United States with her husband, where she raised a family. Rena has dedicated herself to teaching about "history's darkest hour" and about the need to always speak out against injustice. She has shared her story with schools, colleges, and synagogues over the years, and she is a founding survivor of Facing History and Ourselves. --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave laborer with scarcely any food and watched as friends and family were sent away.Then Rena and her mother ended up working for Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who employed Jewish prisoners in his factory and kept them fed and healthy. But Rena's nightmares were not over. She and her mother were deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz. With great cunning, it was Schindler who set out to help them escape.Here in her own words is Rena's gripping story of survival, perseverance, tragedy, and hope. Including pictures from Rena's personal collection and from the time period, this unforgettable memoir introduces young readers to an astounding and necessary piece of history.
Excellent read Never to be forgotten the appalling treatment of the Jews during WW2, so this never happens again. How people ever survived such brutality beggars belief. This book is a vivid description of how they survived and the kind help from Oska Schindler. A highly recommended book to read.
Everyone needs to read about the Holocaust and stop the hatred in this world! I love to read true stories about survival. It is not a very long book and I haven't read it entirely yet because I just got it 5 minutes ago but it is in large print so it's great for older people who are losing their eyesight and from the first couple of pages that I've read, I can tell it's going to be quite an enriching story. What those people went through back then is something I could never imagine or even begin to fully understand and I feel an obligation to them to hear each and every one their stories. I have recently started collecting stories about the Holocaust and I hope with each new story, I can get a full picture of this terrible time. My childhood best friend (my "sister") was Jewish and her grandmother was a survivor of the Holocaust. I met her a few times but I was too young to really understand the term "Holocaust Survivor" and now it makes me wish that I would have been able to hear her story as well. She was tattooed with a number that she showed me from one of the concentration camps and it makes me feel so sad that she had to go through that. I think that everyone should read this book because it is a part of our world history that will shed some light on the struggles that people had to go through because of one hateful person and maybe change people's current views on prejudice and racism by hearing what Schindler did to help the people that he could. People can learn alot from this book! I just hope that nothing like this ever happens again.
Thank you Mrs. Finder Of course the subject is unfathomable and heartbreaking, but Mrs. Finder did a remarkable job in writing this book. I’m grateful to have had a first-hand story and to know she’s lived to be able share it.
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