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Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror : A Classic of Holocaust Literature pdf Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror : A Classic of Holocaust Literature, ebook Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror : A Classic of Holocaust Literature, epub Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror : A Classic of Holocaust Literature, doc Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror : A Classic of Holocaust Literature, e-pub Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror : A Classic of Holocaust Literature, Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror : A Classic of Holocaust Literature b6d4184f63c This Book, A Classic Of Holocaust Reminiscence, Was Originally Published In Poland In Covering The Years , It Is The Author S Own Account Of Her Experience Growing Up In The Warsaw Ghetto And Her Eventual Deportation To, Imprisonment In, And Survival Of The Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, And Neustadt Glewe Camps The Book Is Notable For Its Simplicity And Clarity Of Style, And Is Told With A First Person Immediacy That Makes The Stark Terror Of Its Content Stand Out This Edition Is Expanded With A New Epilogue And Postscripts That Bring Mrs Birenbaum S Story Up To Date


10 thoughts on “Hope Is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror : A Classic of Holocaust Literature

  1. says:

    One day as we were passing a column of Jewish people from Hungary, our labour gang halted for a while During this short pause I found myself close to a young married couple, the mother holding an infant in her arms It was crying The father looked at his watch, then at a straw basket from which a baby s bottle projected He asked us, the locals whether it was far to the work camp and the barracks of the Jewish settlement at Birkenau, as if it was almost the child s feeding time They had only a few yards to go to the gas chambers No one answered his question I try to read at least one Holocaust memoir every year It seems the least I can do considering what these people had to go through to write these books Of course, you always have to be prepared to hear about unimaginable awful things, a life so unbearable it s hard to imagine how anyone got through it On the other hand, you also learn about the resourcefulness, generosity and courage of the human spirit So, it s not by any means all demoralising There s often much in these accounts that celebrates the human spirit in a manner that is moving than anything in fictional literature We see the worst of what human beings are capable of but we also see the best in many ways The author was twelve when she arrived at her first concentration camp In the confusion of arrival, she lost her mother Only when she was in the barracks did she realise her mother was no longer with her Her mother had failed the selection Halina Birenbaum writes of her experiences in the death camps of Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck and NeustadtGlewe in a very simple direct style Unlike intellectual authors she doesn t shy away from details about personal hygiene and sanitary conditions which make you realise how these people lived in a constant state of humiliation Even at night when the Nazis were not to be seen they had to endure experiences which would severely test the spirit Add to that the cruelty of some fellow inmates One fascinating detail was the behaviour of the camp guards and commandant when they realised the war was almost over They gave the prisoners food parcels and politely called for order It was like the effects of a hallucinogenic drug had worn off and these monsters suddenly became human beings again Halina talks of the euphoria of shoving aside one of these monsters who had tormented her every day to get to the food and I shared her euphoria.


  2. says:

    I bought this book at Auschwitz I found it compelling and powerful It is the memoir of a girl who was swept up in the Warsaw Ghetto as a young teen, survived Auschwitz through luck, the love of her mother and then her young sister in law, and who eventually moved to Israel and married It is pretty disturbing but really does make clear not just the big horrors, but the little daily horrors that were a purposeful part of the camp experience.


  3. says:

    I feel like I cannot rate this book since it is an autobiography and it wouldn t be right There are many books from WW2 that have made me tear up and want to shout at the world for being so old and mature and yet so incredibly cruel and stupid But this was my first autobiography, a true story A true, unbelievable, nightmare like story It s made me yet again realise how lucky I am That the hell is empty and all the devils are here, in this world, only wearing human faces What we are capable of when combining ambition, hatred, indifference, cruelty, selfishness and the sense of self preservation I, we, can only hope that this mixture will never be as strong and worldwide as it was in the past, and that love, understanding and empathy are far stronger in today s era Are they really though I feel heartbroken just thinking about it, for there aren t nearly as many people living today that would be as strong and brave and selfless as the unfortunate victims and survivors of the concentration camps whose will, inner power, want to live and luck enabled them to live longer.


  4. says:

    What to say Only a strong person could have written such a horrifying story Recommend for reading.sad, that it is a true story.


  5. says:

    A classic indeed, a story that held my attention throughout A truly amazing story of survival Well worth reading.


  6. says:

    Hope Is the Last to Die is a very unique book in the way that it is written, and the subject matter is different from other books This book is about the Holocaust, told by a little girl, Helena, and her family s experience in Auschwitz In this way, the book captures the reader, and takes them into their view point of what they experienced Even if you knew nothing about the Holocaust, this book describes the horrors and lives of people who were sent to Auschwitz or who were threatened to go Halina Birenbaum s descriptive language really puts the reader into the narrators point of view.


  7. says:

    I bought this book after my son and I visited Auschwitz Birkenau this past Easter What can I truly say, this recollection made me cry, made me angry, made me shake my head To be torn from your family, your friends and your home, and to survive such horrific conditions shows a will to live that can never be understood Thank you Halina for sharing your story.


  8. says:

    I think I ve read way too many Holocaust books, but this book interested me particularly because it takes place in Warsaw It s a young girl s coming of age story as well, as the title says And what a trying time to come of age than WWII I think it s hard to get, though I purchased it at a ksiegarnia small bookstore inside Auschwitz.


  9. says:

    Nopirku o gr matu Au vicas apmekl juma laik , kas, noteikti, lasot gr matas s p g s rindas, deva papildu emocion lo fonu.Katra gr matas lappuse pau rk rt gi skarbu rakstnieces pieredzi, kas, m sdienu pasaul dz vojot, iet nere li un nesaprotami k l dz kam t dam visp r iesp jams aizdom ties Un tas noticis neb t ne tik sen pag tn.Gr mat ir 225 lappuses Kad tiku l dz 25.lappusei, iek ji pie sevis nodom ju, ka priek v l 200 tikpat ne l gas lappuses Las t js, zinot hronolo iskos kara notikumus un uz gr matas v ka izlas to inform ciju par autori, protams, nojau , kas sagaid ms gr matas izska , bet holokaust izdz voju ie l dz p d jam dz voja nezi as st vokl , vai, kad un k netaisn ba tiem beigsies.


  10. says:

    Birenbaum does an exceptional job of conveying life under Nazi terror At ten years old she was forced into hiding in Warsaw to avoid selections to Treblinka After their luck ran out the she and the remaining members of her family were sent to Majdanek Halina was sent to three camps until liberation in May of 1945 during which the teen lived through events few ever had What makes this outstanding is her memory of the little things, which ultimately made the difference in whether one lived or died.


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