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In her new book, A Miracle at Dachau, Laurin Haupt tells the riveting story of her grandfather (her Opa) and his time in the Dachau prison camp. A French gentile, Simon Johann Haupt lived a happy life in Germany with his wife and daughters, the loves of his life. But in 1933, he and some friends dared to resist the terrorism of the Third Reich that was destroying the fabri ...more
Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published February 6th 2019
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Jan Anderegg
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Miracle at Dachau is a story that was repeated over and over during the Nazi's reign of terror. I recently visited the Holocaust Museum at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. Reading this book, brought all those photographs and stories to mind, and it was like watching it all unfold before my eyes. I read so many stories while at that museum that echoed the words of this book. I was staggered to see how Hitler came to power and took over the country, one insidious act at a time.
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Laurin Disanto
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An absolute must read! An emotional journey of a common man, a champion in his pursuit of righteousnesss. When faith, love, and true friendship are the only means for survival in a most scary place, overcoming the brutal conditions in Dachau Concentration Camp.
This is a story like no other!
A must read...
Nick
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My husband and I were lucky enough to travel to Europe from USA for 75th Anniversary of d-day. A stop at Dachau sealed the deal for me to travel there for 13 days...to be able to leave my kids. I’ve been on a mission to read as many holocaust survivors stories as I can ...for the past 8 years. So, I searched for Dachau and didn’t find many survivors books, finally this one stood out and was well worth paying for! Wow. What an incredible story. I shed many tears! I’m proud of him (and friend and ...more
James Fountain
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story, told through the eyes of a holocaust survivor’s granddaughter, is a poignant look into the disparity between the atrocities human fear can cause, and the triumphs that human spirit and determination can result in when one has something to live for. A Miracle at Dachau is at once horrific and terrible, but also beautiful, and encouraging. During this tumultuous time in our history, this book serves as a reminder that through perseverance, a positive attitude, and camaraderie, we all c ...more
L.A.Baker
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Terrific story. It's hard to believe the cruelty and injustice this man was able to endure. Very well written. ...more
Eileen S Briones
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A story that needed to be told.

My only complaint is that the story ended. I want to know more about her grandparents lives after Opa returned. What were the slats in the cellar about?

Otherwise, I loved the narrative style. I could picture myself with my grandfather, riding that same train as he told me about his life. I felt the anguish that he described and now I understand that there were many unsung heroes during that dark time.
Robert Disanto
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
AN AMAZING STORY

THIS IS AN AMAZING STORY FROM A FIRST TIME AUTHOR YOU CAN TELL IT WAS WRITTEN FROM THE HEART AND TBE MIRACLE OF THE STORY WILL SUPRISE AND ASTOUND ALL
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