Today marks the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp and is a Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In marking this day I will start reading the following two books that relate to Auschwitz, one non-fiction and one fiction.
Worlds Torn Asunder - A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir of Hope and Resilience by Dov Beril Edelstein: Edelstein was Auschwitz inmate #A7868, managing to survive while losing his parents, grandparents and brothers.
The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg: A historical-fiction account following Jacob Weisz from the underground resistance to finding himself crowded in a train car, destination Auschwitz. Can Jacob escape Auschwitz and alert the world to what is happening under the Nazi regime? This book is available for pre-order with a publication date of March 18, 2014. I have received an advanced copy from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. through Edelweiss.
Do you have any plans to start a book regarding Auschwitz or any aspect of WWII today?
Description: Still photograph from the Soviet Film of the liberation of Auschwitz, taken by the film unit of the First Ukrainian Front, shot over a period of several months beginning on January 27, 1945 by Alexander Voronzow and others in his group. Child survivors of Auschwitz, wearing adult-size prisoner jackets, stand behind a barbed wire fence. Among those pictured are Tomasz Szwarz; Alicja Gruenbaum; Solomon Rozalin; Gita Sztrauss; Wiera Sadler; Marta Wiess; Boro Eksztein; Josef Rozenwaser; Rafael Szlezinger; Gabriel Nejman; Gugiel Appelbaum; Mark Berkowitz (a twin); Pesa Balter; Rut Muszkies (later Webber); Miriam Friedman; and twins Miriam Mozes and Eva Mozes wearing knitted hats.
Public Domain: This work has been released into the public domain by its author, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Belarussian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photography (Photograph #66935A) Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Child_survivors_of_Auschwitz.jpeg
[Notice: Original posting 2014-01-27 at Plethora of Books Blog: http://bookchallenges.weebly.com]
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