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The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz  Cover Image Book Book

The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

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Summary: "In March 1942, at the age of 25, kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger was deported from her hometown in Slovakia along with 998 other young women. They were some of the first Jews to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Very few would survive the next three years until liberation. The SS soon discovered that by putting prisoners in day-to-day charge of the accommodation blocks and even the camps at large-so called Blockalteste and Lageralteste respectively-they could both reduce the number of guards required to use these "leaders" to deflect attention away from themselves. Magda was one such Jewish prisoner selected for leadership. Like many others during the war she found herself constantly treading a fine line: how to save lives-if only a few at a time-while avoiding being too "soft" and likely sent to the gas chambers. Through her own inner strength and ingenuity, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers. Based on Magda's own personal account and completed by her daughter's extensive research, this awe-inspiring story offers us incredible insight into human nature under the pressure to survive, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781982181246
  • ISBN: 1982181230
  • ISBN: 9781982181239
  • ISBN: 1982181222
  • ISBN: 9781982181222
  • Physical Description: 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
    print
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "Originally published in Australia in 2021 by Simon & Schuster (Australia) Pty Limited"--Title page verso.
Subject: Slovakia Michalovce
Jews
Birkenau (Concentration camp)
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
HISTORY / World
Holocaust survivors Biography
Michalovce (Slovakia) Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Personal narratives
Jews Slovakia Michalovce Biography
World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, German
World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, Slovak
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) Biography
Birkenau (Concentration camp) Biography
Blau, Magda Hellinger 1916-2006
Genre: Personal narratives.
Autobiographies.
Personal narratives -- Slovak.
Personal narratives.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.

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