You Saved Me, Too: What A Holocaust Survivor Taught Me About Living, Dying, Fighting, Loving, And Swearing In Yiddish
Aron Lieb approached Sue Resnick at a Jewish Community Center fifteen years ago, and found a companion and soul mate who was steadfastly by his side for the rest of his life. You Saved Me, Too is the incredible story of how two people shared the hidden parts of themselves and created a bond that was complicated, challenging, but ultimately invaluable.
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YOU SAVED ME, TOO, Too is a soulful story about two unlikely companions—a young mother and an elderly Holocaust survivor—and their complicated, hilarious, and extraordinary friendship. With razor sharp wit and a compassionate eye, Resnick deftly weaves together the personal and the historical in this heartbreaking, yet uplifting memoir. This book reminded me of why we are here—to help ease the suffering of others and to fearlessly love one anoth ...more
On the surface Ms Resnick portrays the story of Aron, with hon ...more
The book is a jigsaw puzzle of sorts and it works. Moving back and forth in time, between Resnick's story and Aron's, the pieces fit.
Aron's journey from the small town of Zychlin, to labor and concentration camps, culminating at Dachau, to his time in a DP facility and his eventual journey to America where he worked a variety of low-paying jobs while receiving checks from Hitler (so-called "reparati ...more
"This book will make you uncomfortable. It's not simply the horror of what Aron Lieb, who died at 91 in 2011, endured during the Holocaust. That story, or some variation of it, you probably know already. But the struggle to ensure that Aron's end-of-life days would be comfortable, dignified, and above all companion ...more
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Unlike most holocaust books I have read, this one tells the story of a survivor who befriends a young mother at the local JCC - and the unique, rich relationship that develops from this chance encounter.