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Born survivors

Born survivors

Holden, Wendy, 1965- author

Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each passed through its infamous gates with a secret. Strangers to each other, they were newly pregnant, and facing an uncertain fate without their husbands. Alone, scared, and with so many loved ones already lost to the Nazis, these young women were privately determined to hold on to all they had left: their lives, and those of their unborn babies. That the gas chambers ran out of Zyklon-B just after the babies were born, before they and their mothers could be exterminated, is just one of several miracles that allowed them all to survive and rebuild their lives after World War II. 'Born Survivors' follows the mothers' incredible journey

Book. English.
Published London: Sphere, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Wendy Holden
ISBN: 0751557382, 9780751557381
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: xiv, 386 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Warfare and Defence.; World War, 1939-1945 Women.; Jewish women.; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Personal narratives.