From Ashes to Life: My Memories of the Holocaust

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Mercury House, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 217 pages
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In this disturbing but inspirational account of her experiences of the Holocaust, Lucille Eichengreen relates her journey as a young Jewish girl through Nazi Germany and Poland - including internment in the camps at Auschwitz, Neuengamme, and Bergen-Belsen. It was a journey that began in 1933, when she was eight years old and witnessed the beginnings of Jewish persecution, a journey along which she suffered the horrible deaths of her father, mother and sister. Sustained by great courage and resourcefulness, Lucille Eichengreen emerged from her nightmare with the inner strength to build a new life for herself in the United States. Only in 1991 did she return to Germany and Poland to assess the Jewish situation there. Her story is a testament to the very thing the Holocaust sought to destroy: the regeneration of Jewish life. Blessed with a remarkable memory that made her one of the most effective witnesses in the postwar trial of her persecutors, Eichengreen has composed a memoir of exceptional accuracy. As important as its factual accuracy is its emotional clarity and truth. Simple and direct, Eichengreen's words compel with their moral authority.

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Karin 1942
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About the author (1994)

Eichengreen, a survivor of the Lodz ghetto and Auschwitz, Neuengamme, and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, fled to Paris in 1945 and thin in 1946, made her way to New York, where she met her husband, Dan.

Chamberlain holds a doctoral degree in English literature from the University of California. She conducts workshops in writing, presentation skills, and critical thinking.

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