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The Resource Born survivors, Wendy Holden

Born survivors, Wendy Holden

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Born survivors
Title
Born survivors
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Wendy Holden
Title variation
Born survivors
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three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope
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Language
eng
Summary
Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each passed through its infamous gates with a secret. They were newly pregnant, and facing an uncertain fate without their husbands. These young women were privately determined to hold on to all they had left: their lives, and those of their unborn babies. That the gas chambers ran out of Zyklon-B just after the babies were born, before they and their mothers could be exterminated, is just one of several miracles that allowed them all to survive and rebuild their lives after World War II. This book follows the mothers' incredible journey, first to Auschwitz, where they each came under the murderous scrutiny of Dr. Josef Mengele; then to a German slave labour camp where, half-starved and almost worked to death, they struggled to conceal their condition; and finally, as the Allies closed in, their hellish 17-day train journey with thousands of other prisoners to the Mauthausen death camp in Austria. Hundreds died along the way but the courage and kindness of strangers helped save these women and their children. Sixty-five years later, the three miracle babies met for the first time at Mauthausen for the anniversary of the liberation that ultimately saved them. United by their remarkable experiences of survival against all odds, they now consider each other siblings of the heart. This book brings all three stories together for the first time to mark their seventieth birthdays and the seventieth anniversary of the ending of the war. A heart-stopping account of how three mothers and their newborns fought to survive the Holocaust, this is also a life-affirming celebration of our capacity to care and to love amid inconceivable cruelty
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TRACS
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1961-
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Holden, Wendy
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish women in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust survivors
Target audience
adult
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Born survivors, Wendy Holden
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Copyright
Note
"Three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and survival"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057057173
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 386 pages
Isbn
9780751557411
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)936345635
Label
Born survivors, Wendy Holden
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and survival"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057057173
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 386 pages
Isbn
9780751557411
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)936345635

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