AN BEST OF THE MONTH SELECTION A Fresh, Remarkable Story Of Auschwitz On The Th Anniversary Of Its Liberation An Uplifting Story Of The Herculean Strength Of Young Girls In A Staggeringly Harrowing Situation Kirkus Intimate, Harrowing This Careful, Sympathetic History Illuminates An Incomprehensible Human Tragedy Publishers WeeklyOn March Nearly A Thousand Young, Unmarried Jewish Women Boarded A Train In Poprad, Slovakia Filled With A Sense Of Adventure And National Pride, They Left Their Parents Homes Wearing Their Best Clothes And Confidently Waving Good Bye Believing They Were Going To Work In A Factory For A Few Months, They Were Eager To Report For Government Service Instead, The Young Women Many Of Them Teenagers Were Sent To Auschwitz Their Government Paid Reich Marks About Apiece For The Nazis To Take Them As Slave Labor Of Those Innocent Deportees, Only A Few Would SurviveThe Facts Of The First Official Jewish Transport To Auschwitz Are Little Known, Yet Profoundly Relevant Today These Were Not Resistance Fighters Or Prisoners Of War There Were No Men Among Them Sent To Almost Certain Death, The Young Women Were Powerless And Insignificant Not Only Because They Were Jewish But Also Because They Were Female Now Acclaimed Author Heather Dune Macadam Reveals Their Poignant Stories, Drawing On Extensive Interviews With Survivors, And Consulting With Historians, Witnesses, And Relatives Of Those First Deportees To Create An Important Addition To Holocaust Literature And Women S History
NEW BOOK JAN 2020 My new book 999 The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz brings together stories of girls on the first transport along with historic research that will astound new fans and former fans of Rena s Promise 999 places the young women of the first transport front and center in Holocaust history and women s history, and I am hugely excited about the reception it is already having you will meet Edith, who is very much like, Rena vivacious, generous and compassionate and who is still alive today, at 95 My new BFF You can find her virtual 95th birthday party on our Facebook Page can also find my Vlog on the Rena s Promise YouTube Channel and follow some of my journeys to Auschwitz, Slovakia and Tylicz, Poland That channel started as a desire to fight Holocaust denial by promoting truth and helped spur the rebirth of Rena s Promise The Story of Sisters in Auschwitz and made the digital edition anBEST SELLING Holocaust Memoir for 6 months in 2012 Since then a new edition of Rena s Promise has been released, as well as an audio book RP has been translated into Japanese, Turkish, Portuguese, Dutch, German and published in the UK and commonwealth The website for RenasPromise.com offers teachers free curriculum on innovative ways to teach the Holocaust and provides a map called the Promise Project that shows where girls from the first transport lived and the towns they were deported from My novel, The Weeping Buddha, was released by Akashic Books in 2003 I really want to write fiction, but even this murder mystery is based in part on my attempt to deal with an unsolved mystery in my life It was a finalist in the Nero Wolf Awards and Best Mystery, Lambda Awards 2004.While NPR doesn t seem to do commentaries any, you can find some of my quirky essays in the archives of ALL THINGS CONSIDERED Additionally, I have been published in The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Marie Claire, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, YOU Magazine Sunday Supplement to Mail on Sunday , The Advocate and Racing Home Short Stories By Award Winning North Carolina Writers.
- 417 pages
- 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz
- Heather Dune Macadam
- 19 July 2019 Heather Dune Macadam