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Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz - Heather Dune Macadam, Rena Kornreich Gelissen
Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
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Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to... show more
Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister. One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the fleeting human connections that fostered determination and made survival a possibility. From the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters, to the links between prisoners, and even prisoners and guards, Rena's Promise reminds us of the humanity and hope that survives inordinate inhumanity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780807070710 (0807070718)
ASIN: B004LLIX7Q
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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One for the Books
One for the Books rated it
5.0
A captivating and heartwrenching story of courage, selflessness, hope, and survival. This book was eye opening and humbling as Rena shared her tale of survival in Auschwitz while trying to remain humane and trying to keep her promise to her sister. Although it takes place during the Holocaust, this ...
Bonnie Read a Book Today
Bonnie Read a Book Today rated it
5.0 Rena's Promise
Best camp survivor story I've ever read.
Simcha-Sophie
Simcha-Sophie rated it
5.0 Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Probably one of the best Holocaust memoirs I've ever read, and an inspiration. The author and her sister were among the earliest prisoners of Auschwitz, and despite the number years they spent there enduring selections and hunger and disease they still survived. The writing is eloquent and visual.
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