RENA'S PROMISE - Two Sisters in Auschwitz

RENA'S PROMISE - Two Sisters in Auschwitz

by Rena Kornreich Gelissen, Heather Dune Macadam

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BN ID: 2940012661142
Publisher: Rena's Promise Estate
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 271
Sales rank: 380,100
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

HEATHER DUNE MACADAM’S first book, was RENA’S PROMISE: A STORY OF SISTERS IN AUSCHWITZ, is a memoir about the 716th woman in Auschwitz. Published by Beacon Press in October 1995, and nominated for the National Book Award, the Christopher Awards, the American Jewish Awards and the National Library Association Awards. RENA’S PROMISE has been published in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Japan and Germany (where it was book of the month in Sept. 1997). Ms. Macadam is active in fighting against Holocaust denial social networks by disseminating Rena’s story through YouTube and Facebook. www.renaspromise.com

THE WEEPING BUDDHA, Ms. Macadam’s first novel, was released by Akashic Books in 2003. Based in part on a true story it is the fiction that attempts to deal with an unsolved mystery in Ms. Macadam’s life and was nominated for an Edgar; it was a finalist in the Nero Wolf Awards (2004); it was also a finalist for Best Mystery in the Lambda Awards (2004).

As commentator for NPR, Ms. Macadam’s quirky essays can be heard on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. Additionally, she has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Marie Claire, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, YOU Magazine(Sunday Supplement to Mail on Sunday), The Advocate and RACING HOME: SHORT STORIES BY AWARD-WINNING NORTH CAROLINA WRITERS (Paper Journey Press) where one reviewer referred to her as “an archangel with an avenging pen.”

Ms. Macadam began her career as a performance artist and dancer with the Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company. After an accident prematurely ended her performing career she began writing. Dancers are fairly quiet people but since she discovered writing, she hasn’t shut up!

She received a Masters in Creative Writing from Southampton College, where she studied with Jules Feiffer, Kaylie Jones and Booker Prize nominees, Gerard O’ Donovan and Brian O’Doherty. She has been awarded SCAD Presidential Grant for Research (2006, a PEN American stipend (1997), THE WINSTON-SALEM EMERGING ARTIST GRANT (1996), OUTSTANDING WRITER OF THE YEAR in North Carolina (1995), and THE RONDTHALER AWARD for poetry (1993). She divides her time between New York and Herefordshire, England, and is a frequent visitor to Hay on Wye and the Hay Literary Festival.

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RENA'S PROMISE - Two Sisters in Auschwitz 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I have read many books from Holocaust survivors, but never one from a FEMALE survivor. This book was powerfully heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. I also enjoyed the "closure" given o the readers t the end where it shares updates and further information about the major players in this story (good and evil). Rena's Promise is a true treasure and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in reading a true survivor's story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been to Dachau in southern Gwrmany twice. Once when my father took us, so we would understand & told to never forget. I took my children so they would understand & & never forget. This book moved me so much, Rena is my new HERO!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is simply amazing. Brought hurt, anger, agony, life, death, faith, tears, fear, sadness, hope, understanding, appreciation... too many emotions to list. I can only pray and believe that they wear many crowns in heaven. God is Good no matter how dark it may be. I will never forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truly moving and touching story. If anyone could help me, could you list the chapter names since they are not labeled? Thank you
Amy Byrd More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I was terrified. I awas sad. I was happy and releived. I cried and was beyond moved by the srory of these brave women. They were so stong and inspirational and they make me proud to be a woman. Thank you for writing this book.
jendoco More than 1 year ago
This story is of one woman's courage and determination to never give up and never give in. Her bravery for herself and her sister gives Rena the determination and strength to carry on...very carefully. This was an amazing read and an even more amazing story of Rena's survival with a happy ending. I feel fortunate to have been able to read her story. I am so thankful she told it!
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Incredible story, read it in one day!!
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