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I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds [Kindle Edition]

Henry Orenstein
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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"I read this book…in a single day; I found it so compelling it was hard to put down." - Simon Wiesenthal

"An important contribution to bring out the facts about the cruelty of Nazi Germany, and heroic efforts for the survival of our brethren." Menachem Begin

"An adventure…almost novelesque in the extraordinary succession of miracles which enable the young man to remain among the living" - Claude Lanzmann, producer of Shoah

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I Shall Live tells the gripping true story of a Jewish family in Germany and Russia as the Nazi party gains power in Germany. When Henry Orenstein and his siblings end up in a series of concentrations camps, Orenstein's bravery and quick thinking help him to save himself and his brothers from execution by playing a role in the greatest hoax ever pulled on the upper echelons of Nazi command.Orenstein's lucid prose recreates this horrific time in history and his constant struggle for survival as the Nazis move him and his brothers through five concentration camps. His description of their roles in the fake Chemical Commando sheds new light on an incredible and generally unknown event in the history of the Holocaust. This edition of I Shall Live contains new evidence about this false Commando, including letters signed to and from Himmler himself.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3039 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0825305004
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books; 1 edition (Oct. 1 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0048EKO0U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,154 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Pure Miracle! Feb. 7 2014
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This book was more than factual events written on paper it was an unforgettable experience. I call this book an experience, not a story because I will never forget the pain and suffering described so clearly. While I read the book I would sometimes ask myself, "why am I reading something so disturbing". The answer is because of the realizations I came to about people and life. I feel more than ever grateful for my life and safety of my love ones. I feel fear of the fact that life can take that safety away against my will. I feel in awe at the miracle of Mr. Orensteins survival and therefore, a small relief to know that humans have the ability for suffering and trauma to be overcome against all odds.

Thank you to Mr. Orenstein for having the courage to remember and share your experiences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So moving Nov. 13 2013
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Its rare that a book actually makes me cry, but this one for sure did. Its an amazing story written in such a way that you feel every emotion with intensity rarely seen in work today.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must Read April 8 2013
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I Shall Live: Surviving the Holacaust 1939-1945 was emotionally moving. Could not put this book down. My heart goes out to Henry Orenstein and all the survivors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We must always remember. March 21 2013
By Linda
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is not for the faint of heart. Treat our fellow human being w/compassion, kindness, abundant generosity and Love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read Dec 23 2013
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Well written book and a must read in my mind if you truly want to understand the truth of this part of history and life. The author has my total respect, wish I had the opportunity to give him a hug. Disheartening to have to admit that people can be this cruel. Jim
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5.0 out of 5 stars pretty good April 11 2003
i had to read this book for an english project. at first i didnt really know if it look good until i started really reading it. Henry Orenstein lead a very interesing life so it was a good book
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