The daughter of Auschwitz : : my story of resilience, survival and hope

Title The daughter of Auschwitz : : my story of resilience, survival and hope
Names Friedman, Tova.
Brabant, Malcolm. Author
Kingsley, Ben.
Brabant, Malcolm, author.
Kingsley, Ben, 1943- writer of foreword.
Maarleveld, Saskia, narrator.
Book Number DB110626
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "A powerful memoir by one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz, Tova Friedman, following her childhood growing up during the Holocaust and surviving a string of near-death experiences in a Jewish ghetto, a Nazi labor camp, and Auschwitz. "I am a survivor. That comes with a survivor's obligation to represent one and half million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. They cannot speak. So I must speak on their behalf." Tova Friedman was one of the youngest people to emerge from Auschwitz. After surviving the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto in Central Poland where she lived as a toddler, Tova was four when she and her parents were sent to a Nazi labour camp, and almost six when she and her mother were forced into a packed cattle truck and sent to Auschwitz II, also known as the Birkenau extermination camp, while her father was transported to Dachau. During six months of incarceration in Birkenau, Tova witnessed atrocities that she could never forget, and experienced numerous escapes from death. She is one of a handful of Jews to have entered a gas chamber and lived to tell the tale. As Nazi killing squads roamed Birkenau before abandoning the camp in January 1945, Tova and her mother hid among corpses. After being liberated by the Russians they made their way back to their hometown in Poland. Eventually Tova's father tracked them down and the family was reunited. In The Daughter of Auschwitz, Tova immortalizes what she saw, to keep the story of the Holocaust alive, at a time when it's in danger of fading from memory. She has used those memories that have shaped her life to honour the victims. Written with award-winning former war reporter Malcolm Brabant, this is an extremely important book. Brabant's meticulous research has helped Tova recall her experiences in searing detail. Together they have painstakingly recreated Tova's extraordinary story about the world's worst ever crime." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller.
Local Subject Unrated - UR
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Adult Reading Level - AD
Adult Book - ADB
Non-Fiction - NF
Commercial Audiobook - CAB
Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Biography & Autobiography - Autobiography - ABI
Jewish Interest - Holocaust, Non-Fiction - JINHN
Holocaust (1938-1945) - Nonfiction - HLN
World War II (Non-Fiction) - WNF2
Female Author - FMA
Short Book - SH
LC Subject Holocaust survivors - Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Personal narratives
Jewish children in the Holocaust - Poland - Biography
Nazi concentration camps - Germany
World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - Liberation
Personal narratives
Talking books
Notes ENG
Group narration. GN NLS/BPH
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Bestseller. BES NLS/BPH
Call Number 940.5318092 B ANF
Language English
Released 2022
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2022
Original Publication Reissue of: Unabridged. [New York] : Harlequin Audio, 2022. 9781488215698
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