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Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story - Kirschner, Ann
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1991, ISBN: 9780743289382

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"Do you know why I write so much? Because as long as you read, we are together." -- Raizel Garncarz (Sala's sister), April 24, 1941 Few family secrets have the power both to transform lives and to fill in crucial gaps in world history. But then, few families have a mother and a daughter quite like Sala and Ann Kirschner. For nearly fifty years, Sala kept a secret: She had survived five years as a slave in seven different Nazi work camps. Living in America after the war, she kept from her children any hint of her epic, inhuman odyssey. She held on to more than 350 letters, photographs, and a diary without ever mentioning them. Only in 1991, on the eve of heart surgery, did she suddenly present them to Ann and offer to answer any questions her daughter wished to ask. It was a life-changing moment for her scholar, writer, and entrepreneur daughter. We know surprisingly little about the vast network of Nazi labor camps, where imprisoned Jews built railroads and highways, churned out munitions and materiel, and otherwise supported the limitless needs of the Nazi war machine. This book gives us an insider's account: Conditions were brutal. Death rates were high. As the war dragged on and the Nazis retreated, inmates were force-marched across hundreds of miles, or packed into cattle cars for grim journeys from one camp to another. When Sala first reported to a camp in Geppersdorf, Poland, at the age of sixteen, she thought it would be for six weeks. Five years later, she was still at a labor camp and only she and two of her sisters remained alive of an extended family of fifty. In the first years of the conflict, Sala was aided by her close friend Ala Gertner, who would later lead an uprising at Auschwitz and be executed just weeks before the liberation of that camp. Sala was also helped by other key friends. Yet above all, she survived thanks to the slender threads of support expressed in the letters of her friends and family. She kept them at great personal risk, and it is astonishing that she was able to receive as many as she did. With their heartwrenching expressions of longing, love, and hope, they offer a testament to the human spirit, an indomitable impulse even in the face of monstrosity. "Sala's Gift" is a rare book, a gift from Ann to her mother, and a great gift from both women to the world. Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story Kirschner, Ann, Free Press

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2006, ISBN: 0743289382

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[EAN: 9780743289382], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Free Press], SIGNED, History|Holocaust, History|Jewish, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Personal Memoirs, Jacket, 0743289382 2006 signed and inscribed first edition Free Press / Simon and Schuster (NY), 6 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches tall hardbound in publisher's unclipped dust jacket, beige paper-covered boards over grey cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs, vii, 287 pp. Very slight bumping to upper tip of front cover. On the title page, a long personal inscription and signature of the author to a close friend and benefactor. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - in an only slightly edgeworn dust jacket which is nicely preserved and displayed in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. ~M~ This moving account illuminates a little-known aspect of the Holocaust: Organization Schmelt, in which Jewish leaders supplied slave labor to the Germans for the war effort. In 1940, 16-year-old Sala Garncarz, a young Polish Jew (and the author's mother), went to work in a Schmelt labor camp in place of her frail older sister, Raizel, who had been ordered there for six weeks by the local Jewish Council. But six weeks stretched into five years. Sala worked at seven German, Polish and Czech camps until she was liberated by Russian soldiers. In 1999 Sala shared with the author the box of letters that she had written and received during this period . Sala survived by her wits and the protection of Ala Gertner, an older woman who was later hanged for participating in an uprising at Auschwitz. Sala's correspondence with Ala after the latter left the work camp, and the letters she exchanged with Raizel and other family members and friends are heartrending testimony to the extreme suffering of Polish Jews. After the war, Sala married an American soldier and immigrated to the U.S. Kirschner, president of a management consulting company, has skillfully crafted her mother's documents, interspersed with a powerful and informed narrative.

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Free Press. Hardcover. 0743289382 2006 signed and inscribed first edition Free Press / Simon and Schuster (NY), 6 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches tall hardbound in publisher's unclipped dust jacket, beige paper-covered boards over grey cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs, vii, 287 pp. Very slight bumping to upper tip of front cover. On the title page, a long personal inscription and signature of the author to a close friend and benefactor. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - in an only slightly edgeworn dust jacket which is nicely preserved and displayed in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. ~M~ This moving account illuminates a little-known aspect of the Holocaust: Organization Schmelt, in which Jewish leaders supplied slave labor to the Germans for the war effort. In 1940, 16-year-old Sala Garncarz, a young Polish Jew (and the author's mother), went to work in a Schmelt labor camp in place of her frail older sister, Raizel, who had been ordered there for six weeks by the local Jewish Council. But six weeks stretched into five years. Sala worked at seven German, Polish and Czech camps until she was liberated by Russian soldiers. In 1999 Sala shared with the author the box of letters that she had written and received during this period . Sala survived by her wits and the protection of Ala Gertner, an older woman who was later hanged for participating in an uprising at Auschwitz. Sala's correspondence with Ala after the latter left the work camp, and the letters she exchanged with Raizel and other family members and friends are heartrending testimony to the extreme suffering of Polish Jews. After the war, Sala married an American soldier and immigrated to the U.S. Kirschner, president of a management consulting company, has skillfully crafted her mother's documents, interspersed with a powerful and informed narrative. . Very Good. 2006. First Edition., Free Press, 2006

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[EAN: 9780743289382], Near Fine, [PU: Free Press, U.S.A.], KIRSCHNER, SALA GARNCARZ, - 1924- ; JEWS POLAND SOSNOWIEC (WOJEWO¿DZTWO S¿LA¿SKIE) BIOGRAPHY; CORRESPONDENCE., Biography & Autobiography|Women, Biography & Autobiography|General, History|Jewish, History|Holocaust, Biography & Autobiography|Personal Memoirs, Jacket, First Edition (Number Line With The One Present). Includes Bibliographical References And Index. The Book Is Bound In Light Tan Over One Quarter Gray With Gilt Stamped Lettering On The Spine. The Book Is Near Fine With A Rem. Mk. On The Lower Edges.

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Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story

For nearly 50 years, Sala Kirschner kept a secret: she survived five years in Nazi work camps. In 1991, Sala showed her daughter Ann more than 350 letters and a diary that revealed the astonishing story of her odyssey as a Jew in Hitler's Germany. Includes letter facsimiles and 16 pages of photos.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780743289382
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0743289382
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: FREE PR
304 Pages
Weight: 0,572 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0743289382

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