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Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz by [Gelissen, Rena Kornreich, Macadam, Heather Dune]
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Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz Kindle Edition

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"Rena's Promise is written with simplicity and grace. . . . The overwhelming feeling upon finishing is one of triumph: It is still possible to find selflessness and human connection among people living in a place of relentless horror."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A poignant and important act of remembrance." --Sir Martin Gilbert, author of The Holocaust: The Human Tragedy

"An extraordinary book, vividly written and generously told. You will not easily forget Rena Kornreich and her sister Danka. Nor should you. Harrowing as it often is, this is less a tragedy than a love story. By turns soul-wrenching, inspiring, and heartbreaking, this is a tale that should live long beyond the wonderful woman who inspired it." --Alexandra Fuller, author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

"Through her actions during and after the Shoah, Rena Kornreich Gelissen ensured that out of the darkest night, the light of the survivors and their memory remained. Faced with destruction, she and the Jewish people survived." --Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

"Rena's Promise went with us on the Zen Peacemakers' first pilgrimage to Auschwitz in 1996. On our first night together, one of our monks shared a simple message of love from Rena to us. Her message changed our lives." --Peter Matthiessen, author of In Paradise

"One of the most accurate accounts, and the only account of the first women's camp in Auschwitz. This is a book historians will refer to for years to come." --Irena Strezlecka, director, Auschwitz Museum of Women, Oswiecim, Poland

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An expanded edition of the powerful memoir about two sisters' determination to survive during the Holocaust featuring new and never before revealed information about the first transport of women to Auschwitz

Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister.

One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the fleeting human connections that fostered determination and made survival a possibility. From the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters, to the links between prisoners, and even prisoners and guards, Rena's Promise reminds us of the humanity and hope that survives inordinate inhumanity.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2836 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; Revised ed. edition (24 February 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PP2ZVX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #353,883 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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