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Giants : the dwarfs of Auschwitz : the extraordinary story of the Lilliput Troupe

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Giants : the dwarfs of Auschwitz : the extraordinary story of the Lilliput Troupe
Call No: 792.7 K84g

Call Number792.7 K84g
Dates2013; ©2013
Statement of ResponsibilityYehuda Koren & Eilat Negev ; with a foreword by Warwick Davis.
Creators & ContributorsKoren, Yehuda (author)
Negev, Eilat (author)
Davis, Warwick (contributor)
Ovitz family (subject)
Mengele, Josef (subject)
Ovitz, Perla (subject)
SummaryDuring the 1930s and 40s the Lilliput Troupe, a beloved and successful family of singers and actors, dazzled with their vaudeville programme and unique performances. The only all-dwarf show of the time, their small stature earned them fameand, ironically, ultimately saved their lives. As Hitler's war descended, the Ovitz familyseven of whom were dwarfswas plunged into the horrors of the darkest moments in modern history. Descending from the cattle train into the death camp of Auschwitz, they were separated from other Jewish victims on the orders of one Dr Joseph Mengele... Dr Mengele carried out a series of loathsome experiments on the family and developed a disturbing fondness for his human lab-rats, so much so that when the Russian army liberated Auschwitz, all the members of the familythe youngest, a baby boy just eighteen months old; the oldest, a 58-year-old womanwere still alive. Publisher
ContentsFamily Tree
Foreword / Warwick Davis
  • One: Transylvania, 1866
  • Two: Rozavlea, 1923
  • Three: Rozavlea, 1930
  • Four: On the Road, 1931–1940
  • Five: Hungary, 1940
  • Six: Maramures, Easter 1944
  • Seven: Auschwitz-Birkenau, May 1944
  • Eight: Auschwitz-Birkenau, June 1944
  • Nine: Auschwitz-Birkenau, July 1944
  • Ten: Auschwitz-Birkenau, August 1944
  • Eleven: Auschwitz-Birkenau, September 1944
  • Twelve: Auschwitz-Birkenau, October 1944
  • Thirteen: Auschwitz-Birkenau, November 1944
  • Fourteen: Auschwitz-Birkenau, December 1944
  • Fifteen: Auschwitz-Birkenau, January 1945
  • Sixteen: On the Road, 1945
  • Seventeen: Sighet-Antwerp, 1945–1949
  • Eighteen: Haifa, 1949–1954
  • Nineteen: Haifa, 1955–1979
  • Twenty: Haifa, 1980–1993
  • Twenty-One: Haifa, 1993–2001
Epilogue: Rozavlea-Auschwitz, September 2000
Physical Description xv, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherLondon : The Robson Press
EditionRevised edition
  • First published in Germany by Econ Verlag in 2003 Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 279–283)
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Margaret B.