The Redhead of Auschwitz by Nechama Birnbaum audiobook

The Redhead of Auschwitz: A True Story

By Nechama Birnbaum
Read by Tavia Gilbert

Blackstone Publishing 9789493231818

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 09/27/2022

    ISBN: 9798212012218

  • Available on 09/27/2022

    ISBN: 9798212012201

  • Available on 09/27/2022

    ISBN: 9798212012225

Runtime: 8.74 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Rosie was always told her red hair was a curse, but she never believed it. She often dreamed what it would look like under a white veil with the man of her dreams by her side. However, her life takes a harrowing turn in 1944 when she is forced out of her home and sent to the most gruesome of places: Auschwitz.

Upon arrival, Rosie’s head is shaved and along with the loss of her beautiful hair, she loses the life she once cherished. Among the chaos and surrounded by hopelessness, Rosie realizes the only thing the Nazis cannot take away from her is the fierce redhead resilience in her spirit. When all of her friends conclude they are going to heaven from Auschwitz, she remains determined to get home. She summons all of her courage, through death camps and death marches to do just that.

This victorious biography, written by Nechama Birnbaum in honor of her grandmother, is as full of life as it is of death. It is about the intricacies of Jewish culture that still exist today and the tender experiences that are universal to all humanity. It is a story about what happens when we choose hate over love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Redhead of Auschwitz is a story of a heroic Holocaust survivor who lived through the worst obscenity ever tolerated by human civilization…Her unyielding courage and indomitable faith inspires us to still believe in the decency of humanity.” Rabbi Meyer H. May, Executive Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
“Nechama Birnbaum has written a very moving and heart-wrenching account…Her testimony honors the memory of family members who were murdered by the Germans, and demonstrates how, against all odds, she survived.” Alex Grobman, PhD, author of Denying History
“The Redhead of Auschwitz was a difficult book to write but not so to read. [Birnbaum] captured the experience of her grandmother and drew so close that she was able to write in her voice. The result is a powerful work that traces Rosie’s experience from the lively family life of her youth, to…Auschwitz and the daily struggle for survival…An important story told with grace and love!” Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish studies at the American Jewish University

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Author

Author Bio: Nechama Birnbaum

Author Bio: Nechama Birnbaum

Nechama Birnbaum knew since she was a little girl that she would write her grandmother’s story. Her friend’s grandmas brought them presents. Hers brought her stories, and stories were her favorite thing of all. She knew her grandma’s tenacity started long before she told her friends in Auschwitz that she was going home from there. Nechama lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and daughters and nearby her redhead grandma.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.74
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English