By My Mother's Hand

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Lulu Press, Incorporated, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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Holocaust survivor HENRY MELNICK was born in Lodz, Poland. Shortly after the Nazis occupied Poland in 1939, he was sent to do slave labour in the Nowy S cz, Tarnow Ghettos and Szebnie camp. He was then transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buna, Dora-Mittelbau and Bergen-Belsen death camps. When his parents were murdered in the Bel ec death camp, he became the sole survivor of his entire family. After liberation, Henry volunteered for the Israeli Army and fought for Israel's independence. He came to Canada in 1965 with his wife Hela and their two children. His story is one of strength and courage. His survival is nothing short of a miracle. Some content of this book may not be suitable for children. All profits from the sale of this book go directly to Holocaust education.

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This book was written honestly. It does not give an overview of what happened to the Jews, it gives a personal account that does not try to be anything other than the truth. I applaud Henry Melnick's ... Read full review

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No matter how many times I have heard him recount his experiences in person, Henry's testimony continues to amaze me. Through his book, Henry provides an honest and brutally detailed account of the horrors he survived at several Nazi death camps during the Holocaust. His strength, courage and pure luck are the reasons I am alive today! A must-read, if only to ensure we never forget what Henry went through to prevent it from happening again! 

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