Testimonials

»A Childhood and Youth Destroyed. My Life and Survival in Berlin«

Regina and her twin sister Ruth were born in the German capital in 1930. Their father was able to save himself by going into American exile in 1938. When their mother died of tuberculosis in 1940, Regina and Ruth were taken to the Jewish Children's Home on Fehrbelliner Strasse, where they found a new family. After thefacility was closed down, they were entrusted to the care of an older couple. After the foster parents’ arrest, a non-Jewish uncle, their mother’s brother, managed to take the girls in. In 1945, Regina and Ruth witnessed the liberation of Berlin by the Red Army. In 1948, the sisters emigrated to Israel, where they married and still live to this day.

Regina Steinitz with Regina Scheer
»A Childhood and Youth Destroyed. My Life and Survival in Berlin«
Edited by Leonore Martin and Uwe Neumärker
Berlin, 2014

ISBN: 978-3-942240-27-7
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»I Sang to Survive. Memories of Rachov, Auschwitz and a new beginning in America«

Judith Schneiderman (1928–2018) was born into a Yiddish-speaking family who lived in what is now Rakhiv in the Carpathians region of Ukraine. The town belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After World War One it became part of Czechoslovakia and was renamed Rachov but came back under Hungarian control in 1939. The Jews living in this region were deported to Auschwitz following the occupation by the German Wehrmacht in 1944. Judith survived a number of National Socialist concentration camps. She says that she drew strength above all from singing. After the war she emigrated to the USA, where her memoirs were published in 2010.

Judith Schneiderman with Jennifer Schneiderman
»I Sang to Survive. Memories of Rachov, Auschwitz and a new beginning in America«
Edited by Adam Kerpel-Fronius and Uwe Neumärker
Berlin, 2018

ISBN: 978-3-942240-32-1
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»Destined to Live. One Woman's War, Life, Loves remembered«

Sabina van der Linden-Wolanski (1927–2011) was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust in eastern Poland. After the war, she spent time in Silesia (now part of Poland) and Paris before emigrating to Australia in 1950. A diary and a few photographs were all she had left to remind her of her youth. Decades later, these unique items became part of the exhibition in the Information Centre of the Holocaust Memorial. Sabina gave a speech as a guest of honour at the inauguration on 10 May 2005. Her autobiography is a testament to the determination and the uncertainties of a young girl facing violence and murder, but also to the strength of character that enabled Sabina to make a new start on the other side of the world as a wife, mother and businesswoman.

Sabina van der Linden-Wolanski
»Destined to Live. One Woman's War, Life, Loves remembered«
Edited by Ulrich Baumann and Uwe Neumärker
Berlin, 2016

ISBN: 978-3-942240-21-5 (English Edition)
ISBN: 978-3-942240-02-4 (German Edition)
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»Final Days in East Prussia. An Unspoken Chapter of the Holocaust«

January 1945. In East Prussia, hundreds of thousands of people were fleeing the Red Army. At the same time, the SS forced at least 5,000 Jewish prisoners on a death march from Königsberg to Palmnicken on the Baltic Sea coast. Only 30 people survived the death march and the subsequent massacre. One of the few was Maria Blitz (1918– 2016) from Krakow. 55 years later, now based in the USA, she wrote the memoir My Holocaust, which recounted her experiences of persecution and imprisonment between 1939 und 1945 as well as her life after the war. This book presents the memoir, along with historical context and eyewitness accounts from locals.

Maria Blitz
»Final Days in East Prussia. An Unspoken Chapter of the Holocaust«
Edited by Uwe Neumärker
Berlin, 2019


ISBN: 978-3-942240-34-5
Token charge:
7,50 plus shipping costs
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