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Echoes from the Holocaust Audiobook

Echoes from the Holocaust: A Memoir

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The daughter of a Jewish seed exporter, the author was born Mira Ryczke in 1923 in a suburb of the Baltic seaport of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland). Her childhood was happy, and she learned to cherish her faith and heritage. Through the 1930s, Mira's family remained in the Danzig area despite a changing political climate that was compelling many friends and neighbors to leave. With the Polish capitulation to Germany in the autumn of 1939, however, Mira and her family were forced from their home. In calm, straightforward prose - which makes her story all the more harrowing - Kimmelman recalls the horrors that befell her and those she loved. Sent to Auschwitz in 1944, she escaped the gas chambers by being selected for slave labor. Finally, as the tide of war turned against Germany, Mira was among those transported to Bergen-Belsen, where tens of thousands were dying from starvation, disease, and exposure. In April 1945, British troops liberated the camp, and Mira was eventually reunited with her father. Most of the other members of her family had perished.

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What the Critics Say

"Simply written and unflinchingly detailed." (Publishers Weekly)

"Kimmelman writes of the terror and anguish...The result is this compelling memoir." (Booklist)

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    TinkerMel 05-21-17
    TinkerMel 05-21-17 Member Since 2017

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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    Echoes from the Holocaust is not only about death camps during WWII.
    it is about surviving. Mira's narration makes for a gripping story, that begins with her early life in Poland and ends with her readjustment into society and her eventual immigration to America. Welcome home Mira!

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    LaPazBC 05-19-17
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    "Let us not forget! Teach it, tell it, read it!"
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    This is the amazing story of a resilient young Jewish woman during world war II, her personal experiences, feelings, horror and hardships at the hands of the Nazis in Jewish ghettos and concentration camps, and how the hand of God made a way for her survival.. Let us not forget that this happened, let us never allow this horror to happen again! Thank you Mira for sharing your terrible experiences in such a classy, graceful, and dignified manner. May the Lord bless you and reward you for all your suffering!

    Narrator Susan Marlowe has a very sweet, distinguished, and clear voice and did an excellent job.

    I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!

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    April H. Kansas 05-18-17
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    Echoes from the Holocaust
    : Mira Ryckze Kimmelman

    A true survivor, Mira shares her life experiences from before WWII and well beyond the liberation of the Death Camps. This woman had many things that helped her to live while many others did not. Every survivor's story is different, yet still the same because of strong will that carried them to the end. I like listening to this type book, not because of all the horror uncovered, but to remind me that it could happen again.




    The narration was well done. There weren't many characters to portray, but Susan Marlowe brings the listener inside the story.



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