Ave Maria in Auschwitz: The True Story of a Jewish Girl from Poland

Ave Maria in Auschwitz: The True Story of a Jewish Girl from Poland

by Felicia (Lusia) Karo Weingarten
     
 

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Felicia Weingarten has saved poetic expressions of her life in this collection of short stories from WWII Poland and her experiences of surviving the Lodz ghetto and four concentration camps during the Holocaust. The stories are powerful not so much in how they speak to our minds but how they tear into our hearts. We are drawn into Felicia’s life vicariously at…  See more details below

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Felicia Weingarten has saved poetic expressions of her life in this collection of short stories from WWII Poland and her experiences of surviving the Lodz ghetto and four concentration camps during the Holocaust. The stories are powerful not so much in how they speak to our minds but how they tear into our hearts. We are drawn into Felicia’s life vicariously at first, as though a stranger watching from the sidelines. But as each story unfolds, oftentimes with a twist at the end, we are suddenly faced with our own humanity, our own survival, our own actions and our own conscience as human beings. We are led into the darkness holding hands with an innocent, yet hopeful and courageous teenager; we emerge as reflective, perhaps even changed people, because of our human experience shared with Felicia. These are stories that transcend time and place and challenge us to be people of integrity, hope and commitment.

“We dare not wish to go where Felicia Karo Weingarten has been. Nor can we fully understand what she went through during the Holocaust. However, her short stories convince us that there is never a way to exhaust the stories of survival during this period. More than that, however, Felicia provides us with intimate fragments of her several lives, vignettes of her survival, what she left behind, and her faith for the future.”
Dr. Stephen Feinstein, Professor Emeritus, History University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Director, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013715165
Publisher:
DeForest Press
Publication date:
12/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
929,615
File size:
686 KB

Meet the Author

Felicia Weingarten has been a consultant for the University of Minnesota and has served as a resource person for interviews and panel discussions on television and radio, as well as in papers and books, on topics dealing with the historical, psychological and political factors of the Holocaust. She has spoken extensively on these topics for over thirty years to high school and college audiences. Felicia currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, Leon, who is also an Auschwitz survivor.

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