Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

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Beacon Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 275 pages
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Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister.

One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the fleeting human connections that fostered determination and made survival a possibility. From the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters, to the links between prisoners, and even prisoners and guards, Rena's Promise reminds us of the humanity and hope that survives inordinate inhumanity.
 

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Moving personal account. Will reel you in..

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Having read several Holocaust memoirs, Rena's Promise stands out at the best in my experience. The writer details daily life for women in the most notorious of death camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau with ... Read full review

Rena's promise: a story of sisters in Auschwitz

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Gelissen, who was on the first Jewish transport to Auschwitz, describes in this account the constant struggle for survival in the camp. She soon learns there were no guarantees. Rena's motivation came ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Rena Kornreich Gelissen lives with her husband in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Heather Dune Macadam, a freelance writer, lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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