Escape From the Nazis (Hardcover)

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In the early morning of November 10, 1938, the Nazis dragged Otto Englander from his home in Stuttgart, Germany, and imprisoned him in Dachau Concentration Camp. It was Kristallnacht, a 24-hour reign of terror during which 2100 German-Jewish synagogues, cemeteries, and businesses were vandalized, and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated. That event also marked the beginning of an amazing journey to freedom for Otto, his wife Gertrud, and their two daughters, Bonnie and Anna. As Europe teetered on the brink of war, they endured ever-increasing persecution, conquered overwhelming obstacles, and miraculously escaped the Holocaust. This book features the first-hand accounts of Gertrud and Bonnie as they reflect upon their amazing, frightening, and ultimately successful Escape from the Nazis.

These are the stories of how my mother's family miraculously escaped the Holocaust. My grandparents, Gertrud (Trude) and Otto Englander, and their two daughters, Anna Englander and my mother, Bonnie Dwork, were fortunate to survive. Growing up, I knew little of their experiences leading up to and during the war. I only came across Trude and Bonnie's first-hand written accounts when I was going through my mother's papers after her death.

Trude and Bonnie never publicly promulgated their firsthand accounts of persecution and escape. However, given the recent global rise in xenophobic populism, authoritarian leadership and Holocaust denialism, I am quite sure they would approve of this book as an investment in the prayer: Never again, never again, shall any human deny the Holocaust. Never again, never again, shall there ever be another Holocaust.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781737051008
ISBN-10: 1737051001
Publisher: Peak Experience Productions
Publication Date: November 1st, 2021
Pages: 70
Language: English