Eleven million people were killed in the Holocaust. Almost six million of these were Jewish - Hitler's most recognized victims. But, five million were not Jewish. Who were these other victims?
The author, a Jewish convert of Polish Catholic descent, whose uncle was murdered by Nazi soldiers, discovered that there are many non-Jewish survivors eager to share their stories. There are hundreds of children of these survivors who have been searching for a voice - an opportunity to finally be counted. This book defines the non-Jewish Holocaust victims with actual interviews and stories contributed by survivors.
About the Author
Born in Wildfecken, Germany - in a displaced persons camp after World War II, Ms. Schwartz emigrated to the U.S.A. with her parents and younger sister when she was two years old. She was raised in Michigan, and attended Michigan State University where she studied journalism and communication arts. She moved to California in her early twenties, where she married and raised a family. Schwartz began doing research on the subject of non-Jewish Holocaust victims after she converted to Judaism, and in 1997 she published a highly acclaimed website, www.holocaustforgotten.com. Ms. Schwartz is also an artist and fine art photographer, and a juried member of the Thousand Oaks Art Association. The history of the Holocaust - especially related to the non-Jewish victims, continues to be of great interest to her. She is currently working on a second and more expanded volume on the non-Jewish victims.