Living among the Dead: My Grandmother's Holocaust Survival Story of Love and Strength

Living among the Dead: My Grandmother's Holocaust Survival Story of Love and Strength

by Adena Bernstein Astrowsky


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The story of a young woman's journey through the rise of the Nazi regime, WW2, and its aftermath. Mania Lichtenstein's story of survival is narrated by her granddaughter, and her memories of Włodzimierz are interwoven with poetry and personal reflection. Holocaust survivor Mania Lichtenstein used writing to deal with the effects of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789493056374
Publisher: Amsterdam Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Adena Astrowsky has dedicated her career to helping the most vulnerable of our society. She did this by prosecuting child sexual abuse cases and domestic violence cases within the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. She became Maricopa County's expert concerning the prosecution of domestic violence related strangulation cases, and taught extensively on that subject. Adena taught Sunday School at her temple for eight years, with the last two years co-teaching "Character Development Through the Studies of the Holocaust." Once a month Adena volunteers at the local Scottsdale library with her therapy dog, Charlie, as part of the Tail Waggin' Tales Program. Adena has also chaired events to raise money for the Emily Center of Phoenix Children's Hospital. Recently, Adena was recognized for her professional and philanthropic work with an Amazing Woman Award from the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona. Adena's greatest role, however, is as the mother of three very active children. She, and her husband, Brad, are kept very busy with their respective dance, theater, music, and athletic activities.

Table of Contents




1. Bubbie

2. The World I once knew

3. Nechamka

4. Family

5. Life in Poland

6. Russian Control

7. Unforgettable Images

8. German Occupation

9. The Beginning of the End

10. Life in the Attic

11. A New Ghetto

12. One Thousand Remaining

13. In the Forest

14. Liberation

15. My Home

16. Looking for a New Home

17. Leaving ‘Blood-Soaked Europe’

18. Moving to a New Country

19. My odd Wedding Day

20. Righteous Among the Nations

21. More of Mania’s Writings


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