Waltz of the Shadows

Waltz of the Shadows

by Magda Herzberger


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Waltz of the Shadows by Magda Herzberger

From the author's preface:

"After all these years, the shadows of the Holocaust are still haunting me. Often they invade my mind quite unexpectedly and dance around me 'the mad waltz of memory.' They are the representatives and reminders of the suffering and misery I endured as a captive 18-year- old girl in the concentration camps of Germany during World War II."

From Requiem:

O, Lord, please help me

To keep alive their memory --

They died in vain,

I witnessed their agony

And Pain,

I heard their cries,

O, Lord, our God

Open for them

The gates of Paradise --

Let their souls

Rest in peace --

Forgive mankind's atrocities --

The Waltz of the Shadows is an autobiography in the form of poetry and musical compositions. It relates, in verse, the experiences the author underwent as a young girl held captive in several German concentration camps during World War II. It deals with her suffering, the struggle for survival, as well as the senseless deaths of her family and fellow prisoners. It also depicts the period of loss and grief she experienced when she returned home alive after the War.

This is the second book in Magda Herzberger's Holocaust trilogy. The first book is Survival, Magda's autobiography of her life as a child and her experiences at Auschwitz, Bremen, Bergen-Belsen, three of the most infamous of the Nazi death camps. The third book, is Tales of the Magic Forest a children's book that reflects the lessons and messages that Magda learned through her experiences at the hands of the Nazi's. Through them all, her faith and courage shine brightly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977779505
Publisher: 1st World Library
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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