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I am a victor : the Mordechai Ronen story

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Call Number940.53161 R77i
Dates[2015]; ©2015
Statement of ResponsibilityMordechai Ronen ; with Steve Paikin ; with a foreword by Canada's twentieth Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien.
Creators & ContributorsRonen, Mordechai (author)
Paikin, Steve (author)
Chrétien, Jean (contributor)
Ronen, Mordechai (subject)
Summary"Mordechai Ronen was born in a peaceful town in 1930s Hungary. By the time he turned eleven years old, the world had gone mad. He became one of the millions of Jews to be shipped to a Nazi death camp. How he survived that ordeal and what followed is the incredible story told in these pages. That Mordechai is alive today is nothing short of a miracle. His is an incredible story of triumph and unwavering determination to survive, which is what he did against all odds in the Nazi death camps. The journey that began in the Holocaust carried Ronen through the establishment of Israel, immigration to Canada, and finally to an emotional return to Auschwitz, this time as a guest of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, who called that moment one of the most extraordinary he had seen in his four decades in politics." —Book jacket
ContentsForeword / Jean Chrétien
Introduction / Steve Paikin
  1. Paradise Lost
  2. A Gathering Storm
  3. The Ghetto
  4. To the Concentration Camps
  5. Liberation
  6. On to Israel
  7. From Markovits to Ronen
  8. Maple Syrup
  9. L'chaim!
Epilogue / Steve Paikin
Acknowledgements / Mordechai Ronen
Appendix 1: "Do Not Let This Happen Again," a speech by Ronald S. Lauder
Appendix 2: Ronen Family Tree
Yiddish and Hebrew Glossary
Physical Description 200 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : Dundurn
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Richard Menkis