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Auschwitz Escape - The Klara Wizel Story
     

Auschwitz Escape - The Klara Wizel Story

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by Danny Naten
 

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At sixteen years old, Klara Wizel is full of life with a loving family. But her spirit quails when she and her family are swept up with fifteen thousand other Hungarian Jews and forcibly transported to one of the world's most infamous concentration camps: Auschwitz-Birkenau. There Klara comes face to face with one of history's most infamous Nazi doctors,

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At sixteen years old, Klara Wizel is full of life with a loving family. But her spirit quails when she and her family are swept up with fifteen thousand other Hungarian Jews and forcibly transported to one of the world's most infamous concentration camps: Auschwitz-Birkenau. There Klara comes face to face with one of history's most infamous Nazi doctors, nicknamed The Great Selector and the Murderer in White, Josef Mengele. Klara watches in horror as Mengele sends her parents, her younger brother, and her older sister to the gas chamber, leaving Klara and her two remaining sisters to be housed like animals in the women's barracks. They live in constant fear of Mengele choosing them for one of his cruel scientific experiments.

As the Russian allies close in, Mengele steps up his selection process and sentences Klara to the gas chamber. But in a miraculous turn of events, Klara escapes both the chamber and Auschwitz itself and makes her way across war-torn Europe back home to Sighet.

The only survivor of record to escape Mengele's notorious death selection process, Klara's is an extraordinary and inspirational story of survival and resilience in the face of deep loss and extreme cruelty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781502416391
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/16/2014
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
211,805
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Danny Naten, actor, writer, and director was led by his passion for the arts and film to Hollywood. With acting credits in films, which include Love Hollywood Style and What Doesn't Kill You, Naten went on to write and direct the independent dark comedy Black Russian as well as the award-winning documentary Auschwitz Escape: The Klara Wizel Story. Visit www.bandanapictures.com for more about Danny Naten and view the trailer to the documentary Auschwitz Escape: The Klara Wizel Story.

R .J. Gifford culled through pages of transcripts and hours of interviews to produce the first draft of the book version of Auschwitz Escape: The Klara Wizel Story. He is honored to help bring this story to life, perhaps the only story on record of someone escaping Mengele's selection process.

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Auschwitz Escape: The Klara Wizel Story 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A captivating first-hand account of a 17 yr old's life before, during and after being in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. Well written and a great read. This book was only 125 pages long, but it had such a rich story with great characters that it will stay with me for a long time. Really helped the reader to identify with this Jewish family and the plight of Jews during WWII
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This life story gives an innocent look at how the horror of a death camp touched the lives of a close Jewish family. A very moving account through the eyes of a young girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read many novels re: the holocaust, this one really touched me. What a nightmare the Jewish people had to experience. Books such as this give one a true defination of "freedom". Highly recommend.!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a story of strength, courage, and perseverance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book of a real life story that is well written & easy reading! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the WWII era! I learned a lot about the sufferings of the Jews in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz.