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Outcry - Holocaust memoirs

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Outcry - Holocaust Memoirs, a Profoundly Moving Autobiography

Mendel (Manny) Steinberg spent his teens in Nazi extermination camps in Germany and Poland, miraculously surviving while millions perished. This is his story.

Born in 1925 in the Jewish ghetto in Radom (Poland), Manny soon realized that people of Jewish faith were increasingly being regarded as outsiders. In Septe
Kindle Edition, second (revised) edition, 250 pages
Published September 24th 2014 by Amsterdam Publishers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Bev Walkling
3.5 stars

I received this as a free e-book from Amazon. Holocaust memoirs do not tend to make for happy reading or good bedtime reading but they are vitally important in helping society to remember just what happened. This book does that and rates 5 stars for the story. Clearly the author was not writing in his mother tongue and that no doubt made the job much more difficult. Unfortunately there were many errors and problems with sentence structure that just detracted from the book as a whole. A
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A painful read. At times I didn't want to carry on. Other times I couldn't put it down.
Selfishly I kept waiting for the liberation details, as I knew reading would then become easier
These horrific accounts need to be told, over and over again.
And should be compulsory reading for all teenage children.
The past cannot and must not, be forgotten. Lessons are still to be learned.
Manny's descriptions are graphic and gruesome.
Honesty prevails in all his writing.
I am in awe of him and his family.
Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
One cannot read this book without feeling the atrocities that Manny went through. Having heard and read about the Holocaust, this story brought out things you dont read in only thought was that G-d had other plans for Manny and gave him the strength to go through it all. Bless him and his family, and may none of us know anything like it....although it does bring 9/11 to mind. May we all attain peace in this world.
Deborah Sulkowski
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A true story of love and hope prevailing in the midst of hatred, and evil.

Even though this had some very difficult content I found Manny's account of the horrendous experiences he had to endure deeply moving. This was one of those rare reads that I found very hard to stop reading each of the four nights it took me to finish it. I think anyone sixteen years and older should read this. We all need to never forget the atrocities that befell so many innocent men women and precious little children wh
Lisa Spadini
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was so involved with this family.

this book was very well written. I feel as if I were there with Manny through his experiences. my heart goes out to him and his family l y.
Emma Stockwell
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I cried & cried at the atrocities that this poor man and his family endured at the hands of the Nazi's. I didn't think things could get any worse and there were times when I thought I could not bear to read any more! I did however, go on to read this courageous, brutal and ultimately inspiring story to the end, and I am so glad I did.

I don't want to dwell on the utter barbarity, suffering and mind-boggling evil that Manny, his family, friends and fellow Jews experienced while in the camps. I
Mikel Rhodes
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
True courage in the face of real evil.

I am forever grateful to Manny for writing this book. Your courage, honor, integrity, and perseverance in the face of such horrors and evil are and will always be an inspiration to me. I spent a year in the jungles of Vietnam and my time there was a walk in the park compared to what you and so many other innocent people had to endure every day for more than twelve years. Thank you for sharing your life's story.
Gina Johnson
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has filled me with amazement at how God spared the author, both physically from death on many occasions, but also emotionally from hate and bitterness. He even speaks of the pity he felt for the Germans in the town they were brought to upon gaining their freedom. This is a boon that needs to be read so that we never forget.
Rob Hood
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I learned a lot about the Holocaust that was not included in many other such horrible memoirs. The book told all.
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was heart-breaking, which was to be expected. It made me question humanity again, and at the same time gave me hope.
Joseph Manfredonia
Wow! What an incredible story.

Once I started reading it, there was no way I could put it down. The book is written so vividly & clear that I literally felt like I was there at times. The depth is deep & the scope is complete. Insight such as guards being released murderers and rapist hired solely because of their sadistic nature is just unconscionable. Shocking story, brilliant, painful & intense!
Jennifer Jarrell
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Heartbreaking Memoir

This is a heartbreaking memoir of Manny Steinberg's years of survival through the the Holocaust. He lost his stepmother and youngest brother, and witnessed atrocities that I couldn't even imagine. He tells of a soldier taking an infant baby girl and tossing her in the air and shooting her as if she were nothing but target practice, and then shooting the mother of the infant for screaming at witnessing the death of her baby. I have never read such a graphic, horrific memoir
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Read this in one evening. Finishing it at bedtime was a mistake, I knew that but could not put it down. My sleep was sporadic, and my dreams bordered on nightmares. The strength of the human body, and the mind, never ceases to amaze me. Manny, his brother Stanley, and their father endured horrors at the hands of the Nazi's. Manny was only 13 when sent to concentration camp, he lied about his age in hopes of getting sent to a work camp. He lived through hell the next 6 years, as did his brother a ...more
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Heart felt thanks for sharing his story

The personal honesty....humanity....hope and grief...all wrapped in this very raw sharing.....I felt honored....and humbled by this man's strength. Again...Thank you
Natalie Richards
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
A deeply moving autobiography of a holocaust survivior.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A startling and agonizing experience of a Jewish teenager in a Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just read "Men's search for meaning" by Viktor Frankl and wanted to learn more about the holocaust, concentration camps and about what happened to people at that time in history.

I was tentative because I didn't want more horror stories, but at the same time, I felt like it was my duty to at least read and learn and not let those people and what has happened to them be forgotten.
So I started.
The story is told very directly, with details, but there is no suspense or moments when you are going t
Chris Gregory
All caring individuals must read this book!

This is truly a wonderful book of adversity in the extreme, overcoming adversity, and triumph over perseverance. This nonfiction also examines the depths of humankind. How low can man go? Nazi zealotry whether of the 1930s and 40s or the current-day Islamic Extremists, it is the loest of human degradation. As a matter if fact, Hilter's term "Aryan" was of the same derivation as the term "Iranian" and they all, whether Nazi, Sunni Extremists, or the terr
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I got the kindle book free from Amazon but I wish I won the real book from goodreads. This book is one I would keep forever. My husbands family are all Jewish and one cousin donated books to the local school district because there were absolutely no books about the true history of what the Jewish people went through. I substitute teach at the school and am very proud when my name as recognized due to the kindness of my husbands cousin. Unfortunatel ...more
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-first
WOW! I'm not normally a fan of memoirs but something made me get this book and I'm glad I did. It has been a while since I read a book so quickly but I just could not put it down. It was heartbreaking, funny and heartwarming all at the same time. We learn about the Holocaust in school but until you read a first hand account from someone who was there you just really don't understand how horrible it was. The worst was the things that were done to innocent children and even babies. Using a baby fo ...more
Carol Arnold
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very intense story of Holocaust

I have read many stories of the holocaust, but this one was different in the details. More awful details were described than any other book I have read. As a boy of 13, the author, a Polish Jew, was forced to live through the atrocities of Hitler's Germany. At first he remained a prisoner in his own home. Barbed wire fencing was placed around the entire ghetto. They were forced to share their small apartment with several different families. They were always afraid
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, ww2
Based upon what is happening in the world today a story that desperately needs to be told again and again. Manny Steinberg writes with the pen of a teenage boy his experiences of the worst of humanity. Simply told this story is also extremely vivid. From the vibrant Jewish community in Radom, Poland before the outbreak of World War II experience these peoples' transition to a cutoff ghetto and then the diaspora to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Heart rending and amazing at the same tim ...more
Jeannie Lemley
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs

I sit here wondering how to put into words the impact this book had on me. I'm sure my words will not give it the praise it justly deserves. Mr. Steinberg is a gifted author, who writes an amazing and horrific account of his life during the holocaust. He first remembers his wonderful, normal childhood. Then the hardships begin, before the war. He tells of his feelings, his views, as a young boy living through this terrible time. Then the worst happens, the separation fro
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very important story!

Mendel Steinberg, his father and brother Stanley lived through the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps during WWII, while millions around them did not. The atrocities that they witnessed and endured were totally unimaginable, right out of the sickest nightmare. Although I have always known of this, living this vicariously through this book made it so much more real. Manny Steinberg did an excellent job in recounting his experiences. This story must be told and retold s
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
More than ever I am eternally grateful for my Jewish heritage.

This book of Manny s memoirs has opened my eyes and appreciating how much I am truly thankful for. Manny is my hero along with Stanley Papa and every single Jewish person who faced such atrocities. My hatred of Germans under Hitler has intensified, my love for my Jewish heritage has at this point in my life of 64 years has intensified. Manny, your heroism of sharing your memories absolutely astounds me. I love and and intensely admire
Karunakaran N.
Outcry - Holocaust memoirs by Manny Steinberg... A heartbreaking true story of a Polish family during the holocaust... Miracles happening through out his life... Had a feeling that Manny was reborn a number of times to face difficulties worse than the previous one. Humanity questioned... being born as a Jew was never a fault of his own... many at times the author has shown his frustration if questioned of his birth, starting from his school principal to the guards at the camp. The solace was whe ...more
sherri smith
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I believe all people on this planet should try and take care of each other. Must all conflicts turn to war or killing and dieing? I understand that the world is now a very dangerous place. We must kill to keep from being killed. Theres too much hatred due to different beliefs in religion. I will most likely not see a peaceful world in my lifetime. But I can pray to our Lord, Jesus Christ for the very young children to live in a safe one.
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Sometimes very graphic, but having read many books on that horrible time in history I can't help but think about our world today and all the hatred among others who are different. God indeed set the standard for all to follow and it's heartbreaking to see the evil and hate that every single one of us is capable of if we open the doors to bitterness and envy. May we never repeat these barbaric acts....but we are. Excellent but sad book on the human condition and persecution of God's peop
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a holocaust survival story and is one of the first I've read of many that is truly real in its depiction of how the Jews were treated. Mendel and his brother, Stanley were teens during the war years and were separated many times but seemed to come back together in the end. Mendel was tortured beyond belief, but managed to survive. He met several people in the concentration camps where he spent six years. He saw many of these people die right before his eyes. I'm fascinated with the Holoc ...more
Val Didonato
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The most detailed Holocaust book I have ever read. Manny endures six years in various concentration camps, suffers the brutal beatings and starvation, witnesses the senseless torture and killing of others and he endured with the love of his brother and father. As Manny recounts his story there is a definite detachment , as if this could never could happen to any human being. By telling his story he documents that he survived to tell the world that the Holocaust was real and lived on to create fa ...more
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