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By Bread Alone: The Story of A-4685

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This is a true story of Mel Mermelstein
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Auschwitz Study Fndn (first published 1979)
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I was surprised by the things that I learned from this book. It was fascinating and horrifying. There were some things that I had never read before. There were times that I had to stop reading because it was too much. It's amazing that we as humans need reminders to treat each other as human beings. Man's inhumanity to man has always fascinated me. Thanks Jen for the recommendation.
As an American who lived in Hungary for 5 years, I am well aware of the horrors cast upon the Hungarian Jewish population during WWII. I have made two trips to Auschwitz-Birkenau and paid homage to the 500,000 Hungarian Jews killed within the confines of the camps. During one of my visits, I purchased this book from the book story at Auschwitz. I came highly recommended by the shop clerk but, for some reason, I never read it leaving it to collect dust on my bookshelf for years. I am now in the p ...more
Arcel Dela
5 out of 5 great book
Read this one many years ago in high school , stuck with me ever since ! Hopefully the world doesnt get like this again !All this happened in the age of telephones pre internet , i know almost archaic, a good example of why people need to be in control of thier goverment , this story saddens me !
Heidi Langford
Aug 27, 2008 Heidi Langford rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Heidi by: Jen
This was a fascinating and hard book to read. I think it's very important that we understand what happened during the Holocaust, which really wasn't that long ago. I admire his strength and determination to fight for the story to be told.
Erica Pierce
Amazing story of the plight of the Hungarian Jews during the holocaust.
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