The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz
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The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

By Blau, Magda Hellinger, 1916-2006, author.
Lee, Maya, author.
Brewster, David, 1965- author.

Genre Autobiographies.

Published 2022 by Center Point Large Print, Thorndike, Maine

ISBN 9781638082729

Bib Id 2512369

Copyright 2021

Edition Center Point Large Print edition.

Description 373 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm

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LCCN
2021-952460
ISBN
9781638082729 large print) $38.95
1638082723
Call #
LG-PRINT B Blau
Title
The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Publication Information
2022 by Center Point Large Print, Thorndike, Maine :
Copyright Date
©2021
Description
373 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Note
Regular print version previously published by Atria Books.
Includes glossary.
Summary
"In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and nearly a thousand other young women were deported as some of the first Jews to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The SS soon discovered that by putting prisoners in day-to-day charge of the accommodation blocks, they could deflect attention away from themselves. Magda was one such prisoner selected for leadership and put in charge of hundreds of women in the notorious Experimental Block 10. She found herself constantly walking a dangerously fine line: saving lives while avoiding suspicion by the SS and risking execution. Through her inner strength and shrewd survival instincts, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and even some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers. Based on Magda's personal account and completed by her daughter's extensive research, this awe-inspiring tale offers us incredible insight into human nature, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions."--
Genre/Form
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives--Slovak.
Autobiographies.
Personal narratives

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