Number of page: 232
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birchenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. It was a shocking experience. It is a shocking book.
- Candice Ouderkirk
Very sad but inspiring.
- Roy Templeton
A very moving true account of the atrocities carried out at the death camp birkenau auschwitz. May it never happen again.
- Brad W
5 chimneys This is an excellent book which outlines the horror of the nazi concentration camps in stark detail.
- Ruciana Pollard
Horrifying but well written.
- Sarah Taylor
LibraryThing Review This is one woman’s first-hand account of life at Birkenau and Auschwitz. While imprisoned there, she made it her goal to survive, explicitly to tell the world about the atrocities perpetuated by the Nazis. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in true accounts of the Holocaust.
Review: Five Chimneys: A Woman’s True Story of Auschwitz This woman tells an amazing story of her time in Auschwitz. Her entire life crumbled before her and yet she still found the strength and motivation to keep living. A truly great book for anyone who believes this should never happen again.
LibraryThing Review A devastating first person account by a Transylvanian deportee in Birkenau (the work camp where living was daily torture) and Auschwitz (the death camp). Upon her family’s arrival at the camps via
Inside the Concentration Camps: Eyewitness Accounts of Life in Hitler’s Death Camps
This book is a translation of an oral history of the concentration camp experience recorded immediately after World War II as told by men and women who endured it and lived to tell about it Their vivid firsthand accounts heighten the reality of this experience in ways no third person narrative can capture Even when they are at a loss for words their struggle to find language to express the unspeakable is in itself mute testimony to the ordeal etched forever on their memories The testimonies are arranged to reflect the chronology of camp experience from deportation to liberation the living conditions of camp life from malnutrition to forced labor and the various methods of abuse and extermination from castration to gassing and cremation The chronology gives the accounts a narrative flow and even creates a certain suspense especially as liberation nears and hopes rise
OUT of AUSCHWITZ: The Untold Story
The purpose of my book is to share with you and the word the tragic events which I witnessed and lived through My experience constitutes and an unusual testimony which should not be forgotten but studied by future generations to learn the ultimate truth about Auschwitz I write this book to tell about my experience and what I witnessed However I still remember vividly the smoke coming from the chimneys of the crematoria the stench of burning human bodies the hard work in rain and snow hunger and horrendous fatigue diseases lice fleas bugs and bloody dysentery I am the Holocaust survivor who remembers vividly the horrors of Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps
Man’s Inhumanity – A True Account Of Life In A Concentration Camp
Many impressive books have been written about German horror camps where from 1939 until 1945 human beings were subjected to degrading experiences or were destroyed like swarms of helpless insects EThe camp where I stayed for several years has received less publicity than the larger and more smoothly run DACHAU and RAVENSBRÜCK camps where mass extermination was carried out with cold efficiency Our camp was called BRZEZINKI in German BIRKENAU Some prisoners nicknamed it RAJSKO In literal translation this means HEAVEN LIKE In Brzezinki Birkenau mass murder was carried out on such a fantastic scale that the executioners had set up five crematories Almost all the inmates were destroyed and only a few lived long enough to greet their liberators Except for one book written by a Polish woman thus far no report has been graved on flintstone by any of the liberated Polish Jobs I am not a writer and my story will be a plain and frank account of things which I have witnessed and experienced in nine prisons and in three concentration camps from which I was miraculously saved by God It is not my aim to evoke your pity nor to arouse your wrath against the Germans I wish only to help you to realize what happens when man rejects God and when his passions become his sole master He will then commit every kind of inhuman crime whereas if he follows the Golden Rule he will withstand the most ruthless pressure and even in the midst of inhuman sufferings will desperately cling to his faith I wish to stir the conscience of statesmen so that they may unify their efforts in preventing a repetition of the crimes committed in the name of an omnipotent and evil deity the STATE Foreword
And The World Closed Its Doors: The Story Of One Family Abandoned To The Holocaust
Much has been written about the West s unwillingness to attempt the rescue of tens of thousands of European Jews from the hands of the Nazis Now David Clay Large gives a specific human face to this tragedy of bureaucratic inertia and ill will In this masterpiece of Holocaust literature Large tells the wrenching story of Max Schohl a German Jew who in the years preceding World War II could not find a government that would allow his family to immigrate despite wealth education business and family connections a job offer from an American university and herculean efforts by himself and his American relatives After repeated but fruitless efforts to gain entry first to the United States and then to Britain Chile and Brazil Max died in Auschwitz and his wife and daughters were sent to hard labor in Wiesbaden Max left behind a unique collection of family letters and documents which Large has brought together into a gripping personal commentary on the evolution of the Holocaust in Europe and the hopelessly inadequate response from abroad