Review of Of Love and Death: Young Holocaust Survivor’s Passage to Freedom by Miriam Segal Shnycer
Miriam Segal Shnycer’s Of Love and Death: Young Holocaust Survivors Passage to Freedom offers a rare insight with the first-hand account from benefactors of the great work of Oskar Schindler. Readers enter into a unique, fascinating eyewitness account of the German occupation in Poland and life inside a concentration camp during WWII. This is the inside type of important story that needs to be told. Beyond that, it is an awe-inspiring and inspirational narrative of human strength and courage against the worst of times. A must read.
William Mueller, Producer & Director Of Development, Esperanza Productions
Review of I Am Terezin by Richard Bank
With meticulous historical research and great care, Bank has painted a vivid picture of the people and personalities associated with the events that took place at Theresienstadt during the Nazi Holocaust. I Am Terezin is a revolutionary memoir – unlike others, it is written from the point of view, not of a person but, of a physical entity, the camp itself – an omniscient narrator. The voice of the camp comes alive to relay the ominous reality of itself, and it tells the reader what Theresienstadt really was, a concentration camp and not the paradise ghetto for elderly Jews the Nazis claimed it was. Bank is masterful in his knowledge of the history of Theresienstadt, and I Am Terezin is a must read for scholars of the Holocaust, as well as those interested in bettering the human condition. Reading this book will help the vigilant to reaffirm the oath of never again.
Ayesha F. Hamid, Author of The Borderland between Worlds.