Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs

Narrated by: Gary Steinberg
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Mendel (Manny) Steinberg spent his teens in Nazi extermination camps in Germany and Poland, miraculously surviving while millions perished. This is his story.

Born in 1925 in the Jewish ghetto in Radom, Poland, Manny soon realized that people of Jewish faith were increasingly being regarded as outsiders. In September 1939 the Nazis invaded, and the nightmare started. The city's Jewish population had no chance of escaping and was faced with starvation, torture, sexual abuse and ultimately deportation.

Outcry is the candid and moving account of a teenager who survived four Nazi camps: Dachau, Auschwitz, Vaihingen and Neckagerach. While being subjected to torture and degradation, he agonized over two haunting questions: "Why the Jews?" and "How can the world let this happen?" These questions remain hard to answer.

Manny's brother Stanley had jumped off the cattle wagon on the way to the extermination camp where his mother and younger brother were to perish. Desperately lonely and hungry, Stanley stood outside the compound hoping to catch a glimpse of Manny and their father. Once he discovered that they were among the prisoners, he turned himself in. The days were marked by hunger, cold, hard labor, and fear. Knowing that other members of the family were in the same camp kept them alive. Since acknowledging each other would have meant death, they pretended to be complete strangers.

Manny relates how he was served human flesh and was forced to shave the heads of female corpses and pull out their teeth. Cherishing a picture of his beloved mother in his wooden shoe, he miraculously survived the terror of the Polish and German concentration camps together with his father and brother.

©1990, 2015 Manny Steinberg (P)2015 Brainjuice, Inc

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Compelling Eye-witness Account

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This book was written as a first-hand account of the Nazi holocaust from the point-of-view of someone who was there, a Jew, a survivor, from the start until the end. What he experienced and witnessed should cause a person to become cold and bitter, but throughout the book, Mr. Steinberg never fails to deliver a message of hope. As someone who has never come close to the horrors Manny faced for many, many years during WWII, I can only guess at how I would react and ultimately survive under similar circumstances.

That he is alive today to tell his story is truly a blessing, and I thank him for being brave enough to relive an unthinkable past, and make the world all the wiser for it.

The narration, delivered by Manny's son Gary, has the expected choppiness of one who is not a professional reader, but the closeness of the narrator to the author allows for a great deal of latitude in the delivery, given the clear emotion and care with which Gary reads his father's word.

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What a great book!!!

Amazing book! What a great book sad, funny, entertaining, but most of all a good story on survival of the Holocaust.

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Heartwrenching

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What an amazing experience to hear about the lives of the Steinberg brothers and their father living in concentration camps during the Holocaust. Manny was just 13 years old when his family was taken by the Germans. After six years in captivity Manny wrote his story. The narration is done by Manny's son which makes it even more compelling.

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Heart felt...

Where does Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I give this book a 10

What other book might you compare Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs to and why?

I read a book called Never again. It would be similar to that.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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This book touched my soul. I cried for all those killed as well as for all those who survived. I couldn't help but think why? How can people treat people this way.
The evil that man do is unimaginable. My heart is heavy as I try to understand such hate.
God's I know is heavier. I trust in his time he will make it right for payment for so many murdered is nothing to those here on earth. It is everything to him above..... it is far from over.

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Heartbreaking and beautiful

I loved this story and the poignant narration. The story is so riveting, and told from the perspective of a young boy, who inadvertently grew up in concentration camps. Ultimately it’s a story of survival against all odds, and the treasure of freedom.

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Powerful First Hand Account

Where does Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is amazing and so poignant. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and how indomitable will can overcome even the darkest forces and times in modern human history. God bless all who live to tell and ensure this never can happen again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs?

This book was full of one horrific event after another - told by a first hand survivor, and read by his son. A cautionary tale of a country turned upside down by a crazed political movement. We must be vigilant to never forget.

What about Gary Steinberg’s performance did you like?

His voice was warm, clear and insightful in sharing his Father's journey.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Triumph of Human Spirit over Darkness

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Good story... Bad narration!!!!!! If you can get passed that you will like this story!

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Gut-wrenching and very disturbing to any rationality. Manny had a captivating writing style that had me personally invested. Marvelously narrated. I truly appreciate the courage to relive such horrific events to be able to open eyes to the true terrors that people endured

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Spoiled by stilted, annoying narration.

This is a compelling story with important detail about the suffering of Jews during the Holocaust. I finished it, but was put off by the narrator’s labored reading.

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Compelling story

The story of this book was incredible and heart wrenching. The characters were well-developed and the plot moved quickly. I despised the narration. I could only tolerate the book in small snatches because the narration was so off-putting. I used to teach English, so I can say this with some authority: the pacing and pronunciation sounded like it was a person just learning to read.

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  • Hayley Graham
  • 12-13-16

Extremely moving

A true life story of survival. What can one say?!! Humbled yet again when reading such heartache pain and suffering. As I listened it was truly hard to imagine this was actually, like so many others, a true account of a survivor, this one more poignantly read by the survivors grandson. Remarkable courage and strength shown throughout. People sometimes ask why do I read such stories like these....my answer is because if we don't the past is forgotten and if forgotten it may all happen again.

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  • Julie
  • 01-13-16

Boring

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Different narrator as no expression in voice

What will your next listen be?

Fiction easy read

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No I wanted to hear more about his experiences

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do not like writing much as do not want to spoil story for others

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-19

Remarkable that three could survive that holocaust trauma

The will to live is remarkable and luck played its part. A story that had to be told of the survival of a father and his two sons.