I Am a Standupster: A Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor's Account by the Daughter of David Zauder

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 590 pages
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I am a Standupster, A Second Generation Survivor's Account, by the Daughter of David Zauder, is the first-ever biography of Internationally Acclaimed Holocaust and Anti-bullying Educator and Speaker, Karen Zauder Brass. Her book is a very rare exploration into the effects of being raised by a parent who suffered the inhumanity of genocide and its unimaginable costs. Brass comes out of the shadows and openly expresses what so few Second Generation Survivors are willing to discuss. The deep injury to their survivor parent's psyches cannot simply be put aside and has deep and lasting effects on their children. From her earliest years, Brass was fully aware of who her surviving parent needed her to be. This is a book of deep introspection that also shares the Author's path to self-acceptance, happiness, and her powerful desire to make changes in our world by educating audiences, one human being at a time, to not stand by and allow for the suffering of others; To be a Standupster(r). Brass provides the descriptive background of her Father, David Zauder's survival of the Krakow Ghetto and four concentration camps including Auschwitz. His survival of a true hell on Earth, and his success in emigrating from Poland, after his liberation by General Patton's 3rd Army Tank Division, then travel from Germany to America and becoming one of this country's leading cornet and trumpet players will inspire you and touch your heart. For educators, Brass weaves her Father's story into a groundbreaking international anti-bullying campaign which has been experienced by thousands of Middle and High School aged students, adults, and hundreds of high-ranking military officials. Acclaimed by educators, principals and parents alike, Brass' Standupster(r) presentations and campaign has been effective in reducing bullying in schools because it provides a rallying cry for everyone to never stand by in the face of hatred, bigotry, and injustice; the program calls on the audience to use personal responsibility and moral leadership to rise together as being a Standupster(r) to stop the bullyin
 

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Karen Z. Brass is a Second Generation Holocaust Educator and Internationally Renowned Public Speaker. She is the daughter of David Zauder, retired trumpet, cornet member, and Personnel Manager of the Cleveland Orchestra, and survivor of the Krakow Ghetto and 4 concentration camps, including Auschwitz. Brass has spoken at more than 300 public and private schools, synagogues, churches, educational venues, and to our esteemed military. She combines her Father's story and lessons from the Holocaust and weaves them together to form a powerful anti-bullying campaign and message. Her acclaimed Standupster® Presentations teach her audiences that they should never stand silent in the face of hatred. She calls on everyone to use their sense of personal responsibility, and moral leadership, to take action to stop bullying. Brass was the honorary speaker to Peterson Air Force Base, NORAD, and Cheyenne Mountain personnel and officials in 2006. In 2012 she was the keynote speaker for Holocaust Remembrance Day to Fort Carson's top officials, at the invitation of Major General Joseph Anderson, commanding general, of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. She has attended 8 World Federation of Child Holocaust and Their Descendants Conferences and was an invited educational panel speaker at the 23rd Annual Conference held in Warsaw, Poland, in 2011. Her book entitled "I Am a Standupster" "A Second Generation Holocaust Survivor's Account by the Daughter of David Zauder" provides a rare glimpse into the intergenerational affects of the Holocaust on the surviving parent as well as their children and grandchildren. Since they are living as an extended family, there are a multitude of examples of these affects. Brass writes with an honesty that will expand the thinking of those who wonder how deeply the scars can run from the affects of the Holocaust. Her book is slated for release in 2012.

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