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Stolen youth : five women's survival in the Holocaust

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Stolen youth : five women's survival in the Holocaust
Call No: 940.5315 S875

Call Number940.5315 S875
Dates[2005]; ©2005
Statement of ResponsibilityIsabelle Choko, Frances Irwin, Lotti Kahana-Aufleger, Margit Raab Kalina, Jane Lipski.
Creators & ContributorsLipski, Jane (author)
Choko, Isabelle (author)
Irwin, Frances (author)
Kahana-Aufleger, Lotti (author)
Kalina, Margit Raab (author)
Silberklang, David (contributor)
Lipski, Jane (subject)
Choko, Isabelle (subject)
Irwin, Frances (subject)
Kahana-Aufleger, Lotti (subject)
Kalina, Margit Raab (subject)
SummaryThis volume includes the memoirs of five women who survived the Holocaust:

Isabelle Choko-Stztrauch-Galewska, My First Life: "The memoir vividly describes Isabelle's life as an adolescent in the Lodz ghetto and then her survival in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. In the camps, she stayed close to her mother, but her mother died in her hands in Belsen shortly before liberation. Isabelle recovered from typhus and pleurisy in Sweden and later moved to France to live with her uncle, the only survivor of the family." —Back cover

Frances Irwin, "Remember to be a Good Human Being": A Memoir of Life and the Holocaust: "At fifteen, Frances snuck out of the Konskie ghetto through sewers to get food for her family. After almost two years imprisonment in Auschwitz-Birkenau, she endured a death march to Mauthausen and was liberated from that camp's Lenzing sub-camp. She immigrated to the U.S., where she became a lecturer on the Holocaust for Facing History and Ourselves and a member of the board and executive committee of Hillel at Brooklyn College." —Back cover

Lotti Kahana-Aufleger, Eleven Years of Suffering: "The inspiring story of a woman willing to make almost any sacrifice to save her ill husband, six-year-old daughter, and elderly parents from the Romanian-run (and Ukrainian-assisted) camps in Transnistria. With resourcefulness and courage, Lotti and Siegfried rescued the family from extreme brutality and from the murderous Aktions, in which the camp inmates were taken across the Bug River to be killed." —Back cover

Margit Raab Kalina, Surviving a Thousand Deaths (Memoir: 1939–1945): "At the war's outbreak, 16-year-old Margit and her family fled Karvina (Czech Silesia) to Eastern Poland. After her father was killed in a bomb-raid, the family fled westward to Tarnow, where the Gestapo shot Margit's mother. Margit worked at the Madritsch textile factor there and then in the Plaszow labor camp, was deported to Auschwitz, and from there to Bergen-Belsen. After liberation, she joined her only surviving relatives in Bratislava." —Back cover

Jane Lipski, My Escape into Prison and Other Memories of a Stolen Youth, 1939–1948: "The story of a young woman surviving both the Nazis and Soviet prisons. Part of the Bedzin ghetto resistance, after her family was deported to Auschwitz she escaped to Slovakia, where she met her future husband. Soviet partisans took them to Moscow to be honored as heroes, but imprisoned them instead; she never saw her husband again. Jane bore her son in prison, and miraculously they both survived. Repatriated to Poland in 1948, she later settled in the U.S." —Back cover
  • Foreword / David Silberklang
  • My first life / Isabelle Choko
  • "Remember to be a good human being": a memoir of life and the Holocaust / Frances Irwin
  • Eleven years of suffering / Lotti Kahana-Aufleger
  • Surviving a thousand deaths: memoir, 1939–1945 / Margit Raab Kalina
  • My escape into prison and other memories of a stolen youth, 1939–1948 / Jane Lipski
Physical Description x, 298 pages, 37 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York ; Jerusalem : Yad Vashem and The Holocaust Survivors' Memoirs Project
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by the Renia Perel Trust