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

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AuthorHouse, Dec 5, 2012 - Education - 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®. 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® 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® to stop the bullying.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments Dedication Foreword Chapter 1 My Inspiration for Sharing
My Story Begins Here
More Memories
My Fathers Survival
David Zauders Arrival in America and his Climb to Fame Chapter 6 Discord Continues Chapter 7 My Brothers Keeper
Thanksgiving for
Divorced Family
Great ManDistant Dad Chapter 10 FamilyZauder Style
Life Happens and We Learn
My Life ShiftHigh Gear
My Fears Are Validated Chapter 14 Live Large Because You Are Here On Purpose Chapter 15 Our Commune Forgiveness and the Diagnosis
How I Grew In My SecondGeneration Identity Chapter 17 On Becoming a Standupster Chapter 18 The Message and Legacy is Passed OnBe a Standu...
Selected letters from students parents and teachers Biography of Karen Z Brass
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