Born survivors: three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope

940.531 H726b 2016

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Born survivors: three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope

Holden, Wendy

United States of America Harper Perennial 2015

383 p. illus. 20.3 cm.

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Among the millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each pass through the concentration camp's infamous gates with a secret. Separated from their husbands and strangers to one another, they are pregnant and scared. After losing so many other loved ones to the Nazis, these women are determined to hold on to all they have left: their lives and those of ther unborn babies. "Born Survivors" follows them as, against all odds, they give birth to their babies and go on to build new lives with their children after World War II. Their's are stories of hardships and miracles as they narrowly escape the clutches of Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwits; conceal their condition after they are sent to a Nazi slave-labor camp, where they are half-starved and almost worked to death; and as the Allies close in, survive a seventeen-day train journey to Mauthausen in Austria. By the time they arrive, all three babies have been born-but because the camp has run out of Zyklon B, their lives and those of their mothers are saved. Sixty-five years later, the three "miracle babies" share a remarkable, inspirational story of three mothers who defied death at the hands of the Nazis to give their children life.

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ISBN:

9780062370266

Author:

Holden, Wendy

Title:

Born survivors: three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope

Publisher:

United States of America Harper Perennial 2015

Physical:

383 p. illus. 20.3 cm.

Summary:

Among the millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each pass through the concentration camp's infamous gates with a secret. Separated from their husbands and strangers to one another, they are pregnant and scared. After losing so many other loved ones to the Nazis, these women are determined to hold on to all they have left: their lives and those of ther unborn babies. "Born Survivors" follows them as, against all odds, they give birth to their babies and go on to build new lives with their children after World War II. Their's are stories of hardships and miracles as they narrowly escape the clutches of Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwits; conceal their condition after they are sent to a Nazi slave-labor camp, where they are half-starved and almost worked to death; and as the Allies close in, survive a seventeen-day train journey to Mauthausen in Austria. By the time they arrive, all three babies have been born-but because the camp has run out of Zyklon B, their lives and those of their mothers are saved. Sixty-five years later, the three "miracle babies" share a remarkable, inspirational story of three mothers who defied death at the hands of the Nazis to give their children life.

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520 Summary   $a Summary, etc. note  Among the millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each pass through the concentration camp's infamous gates with a secret. Separated from their husbands and strangers to one another, they are pregnant and scared. After losing so many other loved ones to the Nazis, these women are determined to hold on to all they have left: their lives and those of ther unborn babies. "Born Survivors" follows them as, against all odds, they give birth to their babies and go on to build new lives with their children after World War II. Their's are stories of hardships and miracles as they narrowly escape the clutches of Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwits; conceal their condition after they are sent to a Nazi slave-labor camp, where they are half-starved and almost worked to death; and as the Allies close in, survive a seventeen-day train journey to Mauthausen in Austria. By the time they arrive, all three babies have been born-but because the camp has run out of Zyklon B, their lives and those of their mothers are saved. Sixty-five years later, the three "miracle babies" share a remarkable, inspirational story of three mothers who defied death at the hands of the Nazis to give their children life.
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