A Miracle at Dachau: My Opa's Story

A Miracle at Dachau: My Opa's Story

by Laurin M. Haupt

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Overview

In her new book, A Miracle at Dachau, Laurin Haupt tells the riveting story of her grandfather (her Opa) and his time in the Dachau prison camp. A French gentile, Simon Johann Haupt lived a happy life in Germany with his wife and daughters, the loves of his life. But in 1933, he and some friends dared to resist the terrorism of the Third Reich that was destroying the fabric of their peaceful community.

His subsequent arrest and imprisonment and the miracle that saved his life make one of the most compelling stories of that awful period in history.

Most of us were taught of the atrocities of Hitler and his force against the Jews of Germany but little is talked about regarding the way members of the Third Reich turned against anyone that dared defy them, regardless of religious beliefs. Those that joined with Hitler went up against friends, neighbors, shopkeepers, even Catholic priests they had known their whole lives for having the courage to stand up for what was right.

Opa slowly unfolds his unique story to his beloved granddaughter Laurin as they travel through the German countryside by train many, many years after his time at Dachau. This is a book that everyone should read, and Simon’s story is a cautionary tale for us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733692908
Publisher: Laurin Maria Disanto
Publication date: 02/07/2019
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 836,409
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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Anonymous 9 months ago
I haven't read many holocaust memoirs, but now that I've read this one, I'm interested in reading more. This author does a great job of narrating as though it were in happening in real time the experience her grandfather had when he spent about a year in Dachau. It's truly frightening to see what happens when an evil person gets in charge and not enough people speak up. Thank goodness for the Righteous Gentiles like Simon Haupt who did more than his part to challenge the horror that was created by Hitler and his willing tyrants.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I haven't read many holocaust memoirs, but now that I've read this one, I'm interested in reading more. This author does a great job of narrating as though it were in happening in real time the experience her grandfather had when he spent about a year in Dachau. It's truly frightening to see what happens when an evil person gets in charge and not enough people speak up. Thank goodness for the Righteous Gentiles like Simon Haupt who did more than his part to challenge the horror that was created by Hitler and his willing tyrants.