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Jewish Doctor in Auschwitz: The Testimony of Sima Vaisman
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Jewish Doctor in Auschwitz: The Testimony of Sima Vaisman

by Charlotte Mandell, Diane von Furstenberg (Foreword by), Serge Klarsfeld (Introduction)
 
SIMA VAISMAN, a young doctor, escaped the persecution of Jews in her native Moldava only to be captured by the Nazis in France. She was sent to Auschwitz, where she was assigned to the "hospital" run by Joseph Mengele, the "Angel of Death."
She survived, and eight days after her liberation sat down and detailed her experience in this testimony.

Overview

SIMA VAISMAN, a young doctor, escaped the persecution of Jews in her native Moldava only to be captured by the Nazis in France. She was sent to Auschwitz, where she was assigned to the "hospital" run by Joseph Mengele, the "Angel of Death."
She survived, and eight days after her liberation sat down and detailed her experience in this testimony. By using a physician’s detached language, she was able to describe the horrors she'd seen—she was, for example, the first person to report precisely how the Nazis worked the gas chambers—and thus become the only female doctor to bear witness to Auschwitz.

Afterwards, Sima Vaisman put her testimonial in a drawer and refused to talk about her experience. Forty years later, one of her nieces opened the drawer....

Brought to publication in France by the famed Nazi-hunter Serge Klarsfeld, here with a foreword by internationally renowned fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, niece of Sima Vaisman and herself the daughter of an Auschwitz survivor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974960999
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Sima Vaisman was a medical doctor and Auschwitz survivor. Serge Klarsfeld lives in Paris, France. Diane Von Furstenberg lives in New York City.

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