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The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz  Cover Image Book Book

The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz / Magda Hellinger, and Maya Lee ; with David Brewster.

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Summary:

"In March 1942, at the age of 25, kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger was deported from her hometown in Slovakia along with 998 other young women. They were some of the first Jews to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Very few would survive the next three years until liberation. The SS soon discovered that by putting prisoners in day-to-day charge of the accommodation blocks and even the camps at large-so called Blockalteste and Lageralteste respectively-they could both reduce the number of guards required to use these "leaders" to deflect attention away from themselves. Magda was one such Jewish prisoner selected for leadership. Like many others during the war she found herself constantly treading a fine line: how to save lives-if only a few at a time-while avoiding being too "soft" and likely sent to the gas chambers. Through her own inner strength and ingenuity, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers. Based on Magda's own personal account and completed by her daughter's extensive research, this awe-inspiring story offers us incredible insight into human nature under the pressure to survive, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781982181222
  • ISBN: 1982181222
  • ISBN: 9781982181239
  • ISBN: 1982181230
  • Physical Description: 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"Originally published in Australia in 2021 by Simon & Schuster (Australia) Pty Limited"--Title page verso.
Subject: Blau, Magda Hellinger, 1916-2006.
Birkenau (Concentration camp) > Biography.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, Slovak.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, German.
Jews > Slovakia > Michalovce > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Personal narratives.
Michalovce (Slovakia) > Biography.
Holocaust survivors > Biography.
HISTORY / World.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Birkenau (Concentration camp)
Jews.
Slovakia > Michalovce.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives > Slovak.
Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.

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