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Pierre Berg

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In 1947, at my first job in California, a coworker inquired about the tattoo on my left arm.

"It was my license plate in a Nazi concentration camp. I lost half of my weight there. From 145 lbs to 72 lbs."

"We had a rough time, too, here in the U.S. She said. We had to eat chicken all the time."

Thinking that someday I might forget what I went through in those 18 months, I wrote down my odyssey. I was twenty-one years old. Those recollections sat in a drawer for over fifty years.

The title of my memoir is Scheisshaus Luck because it was shithouse luck that I survived.

I escaped a selection to Birkenau's gas chambers because I did a good job washing my blockelster's shirts.

I fell asleep in a warehouse and was written up for an escape attempt, b

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Pierre Berg Pierre Berg said: " Here is what The Kirkus Review had to say about my Holocaust memoir, Scheisshaus Luck

"The harrowing story of Berg's time in Nazi concentration camps, related with "irony, irreverence, and gallows humor" that led co-author Brock to urge him to publish


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Pierre Berg said "yes" to attending Scheisshaus Luck Book Event
date: October 04, 2008 10:00AM
location: Upland Library, Upland California, 460 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA, The United States
description: This Saturday morning Pierre Berg and Brian Brock will be speaking about Scheisshaus Luck at the Upland Library in Upland, California:

Inked & Book-Enders Book Clubs - 10/4/2008

Our guest speaker is Holocaust survivor Pierre Berg. Mr. Berg has co-written with Brian Brock Scheisshaus Luck: Surviving the Unspeakable in Auschwitz and Dora. Mr. Berg’s memoir will be available for purchase and autographs.

Times: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Location: Carnegie Cultural Center - Great Room/ Upland Library
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Thank you so much for leaving a message on my page. We are both new authors. I hope you and your band will be coming down to Los Angeles so
" Dear Shawnette,

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write me that warm sweet message. Yes, we must share reviews of books, but I'm afr

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Shawnette Hi, Pierre...WELCOME to goodreads...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...Congrats on your book...best of luck to you with your future writings...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...hope you had a great HOLIDAY weekend...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

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Blair Thank you for the friend invitation, Pierre. I have added your book to my "must read" list. Congratulations and the very best of luck with the book's launch.

Blair (new author, Cajun accordionist and Francophile!)

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Ilyn Ross Hello Pierre,

Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on Scheisshaus Luck.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a fun day. Best regards.

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