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A Diary Delayed: Theresienstadt - Auschwitz - Warsaw - Dachau

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Never again – Max Mannheimer swore to himself that he never wanted to return to Germany, the land of his tormenters. He had suffered everything that a person could encounter in the inferno created by the Germans: humiliation, forced exile, internment in a ghetto, death of almost his entire family in the gas chamber, concentration camp, hunger, sickness and abuse. By some ...more
Published December 15th 2017 by BookBaby
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Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Max Mannheimer shares all the grim details of his experiences simply and with utter honesty. It is not an easy read, so I have been coming back to this book on and off for the past month. While reading about the Holocaust can be unpleasant, we owe it to those who survived to tell their stories. In remembering their past, we can better see and confront our own prejudices and, hopefully, ensure tragedies like this never happen again.

Also, the translator of this work, Kathryn Woodard, is my aunt.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
A short diary by a young man who survived many Nazi concentration camps. The book was written originally in the late 60's I believe, then published in the 80's. This is the English translated version. The writing was very cryptic to me, and thus not my favorite book on the subject. I picked this up in the bookstore at the Dachau memorial site, and the lady in the bookstore said that "everything you see here is because of Max Mannehimer." He died recently, but devoted much of his later life to ...more
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