The Resource Rena's promise : a story of sisters in Auschwitz, Rena Kornreich Gelissen ; with Heather Dune Macadam

Rena's promise : a story of sisters in Auschwitz, Rena Kornreich Gelissen ; with Heather Dune Macadam

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Rena's promise : a story of sisters in Auschwitz
Title
Rena's promise
Title remainder
a story of sisters in Auschwitz
Statement of responsibility
Rena Kornreich Gelissen ; with Heather Dune Macadam
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The inspiring story of one woman's struggle to survive during the Holocaust. An expanded edition of the remarkable story of Rena Korneich, one of the few women who survived the first Jewish transport to Auschwitz and more than three years in the Nazi death camp. Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the fleeting human connections that fostered determination and made survival a possibility. Moving from the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters to the links between prisoners, and even between prisoners and guards, this memoir reminds us of the humanity and hope that survives inordinate brutality"--
  • "On March 26, 1942, the first mass registered transport of Jews arrived in Auschwitz--all young women between the ages of 16 and 22. Among those 999 young Jewish women was #1716, Rena Kornreich, a Pole hiding in Slovakia. A few days later, her sister Danka #2779 arrived and so began a trial of love and courage that would last 3 years and 41 days, from the beginning Auschwitz death camp, to the death march and on to the end of the war. Rena's Promise stands out from other Holocaust memoirs not only in the length of time she spent in the camps, but in the spirit of love she maintains throughout her ordeal. No other survivor from the first transport has ever written about her experience (too few survived) when the women's camp was part of the men's camp, and the only men were Polish and Russian POWs. Within a few days that would all change"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.5318
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.P7
LC item number
G45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Rena's promise : a story of sisters in Auschwitz, Rena Kornreich Gelissen ; with Heather Dune Macadam
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Rena's promise : a story of sisters in Auschwitz, Rena Kornreich Gelissen ; with Heather Dune Macadam
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-260)
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
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21 cm
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Edition
Expanded edition.
Extent
xix, 264 pages
Isbn
9780807093139
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014037297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)894816345

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