I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust

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Puffin Books, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 87 pages
Inge Auerbacher's childhood was as happy and peaceful as that of any other German child--until 1942. By then, the Nazis were in power, and because Inge's family was Jewish, she and her parents with sent to a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Auerbachers defied death for three years, and were finally freed in 1945. In her own words, Inge Auerbacher tells her family's harrowing story--and how they carried with them ever after the strength and courage of will that allowed them to survive.

"A moving story . . . [The author's] perspective, while chilling, pierces the heart with memorable imagery." --Publishers Weekly

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The story is about a family surviving the Holocaust. This family survived the struggle of the Holocaust for three years and were freed. I thought the author really dug deep into the Holocaust. As I ... Read full review

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One of the best works of holocaust literature that I have ever read for a youth audience. The author was one of 13 people from her town who survived their forced relocation to Terezin concentration ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Inge Auerbacher was born in Kippenheim, Germany. In 1942, at the age of seven, she was imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp in what is now known as the Czech Republic. In 1946, she emigrated to the United States of American and has live in New York City ever since.
Inge graduated from Queens College with a B.S. degree in chemistry, and continued with post-graduate work in biochemistry. She worked for over thirty-eight years as a chemist with prominent scientists in research and clinical work.
In addition to being a chemist, world traveler, travel writer, and avid photographer, Inge is also a writer. More than fifty of her poems and numerous articles have been published. She wrote the lyrics "We Shall Never Forget," the only original song presented at the first World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Jerusalem (1981).
Since 1981, Inge has been lecturing on the Holocaust, and has spoken to thousands of people all over the world. She has also appeared on many radio and television programs, and her story is the subject of the award-winning documentary film The Olympic Doll, directed by Gloria Gerzon.
Inge Auerbacher is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award.

Find out more about Inge Auerbacher at ingeauerbacher.com

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