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The Resource The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz, Magda Hellinger and Maya Lee ; with David Brewster

The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz, Magda Hellinger and Maya Lee ; with David Brewster

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The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz
Title
The Nazis knew my name
Title remainder
a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz
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Magda Hellinger and Maya Lee ; with David Brewster
Title variation
Remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In March 1942, at the age of 25, kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger was deported from her hometown in Slovakia along with 998 other young women. They were some of the first Jews to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Very few would survive the next three years until liberation. The SS soon discovered that by putting prisoners in day-to-day charge of the accommodation blocks and even the camps at large--so called Blockälteste and Lagerälteste respectively--they could both reduce the number of guards required to use these "leaders" to deflect attention away from themselves. Magda was one such Jewish prisoner selected for leadership. Like many others during the war she found herself constantly treading a fine line: how to save lives--if only a few at a time--while avoiding being too "soft" and likely sent to the gas chambers. Through her own inner strength and ingenuity, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers. Based on Magda's own personal account and completed by her daughter's extensive research, this awe-inspiring story offers us incredible insight into human nature under the pressure to survive, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions." --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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11021883
Cataloging source
DLC
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1916-2006
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Hellinger, Magda
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.5.A96
LC item number
B53 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
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  • Lee, Maya
  • Brewster, David
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True
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  • Hellinger, Magda
  • Birkenau (Concentration camp)
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
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a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz
Label
The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz, Magda Hellinger and Maya Lee ; with David Brewster
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Australia in 2021 by Simon & Schuster (Australia) Pty Limited"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magda's story. Origins ; Deportation ; Auschwitz ; Birkenau ; Blockälteste ; Experimental block 10 ; Back to Birkenau ; Lagerälteste ; SS connections: Irma Grese ; SS connections: Kramer and Mengele ; Béla's story ; Resistance ; Death march ; Malchow ; Liberation -- My mother moves on. How to build a new life ; The legacy of tattoo 2318 -- Epilogue -- Notes on the postwar fates of prominent people in the story
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982181222
Lccn
2021019898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1236259740
  • (OCoLC)on1236259740
  • 745864
Label
The Nazis knew my name : a remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz, Magda Hellinger and Maya Lee ; with David Brewster
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Australia in 2021 by Simon & Schuster (Australia) Pty Limited"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magda's story. Origins ; Deportation ; Auschwitz ; Birkenau ; Blockälteste ; Experimental block 10 ; Back to Birkenau ; Lagerälteste ; SS connections: Irma Grese ; SS connections: Kramer and Mengele ; Béla's story ; Resistance ; Death march ; Malchow ; Liberation -- My mother moves on. How to build a new life ; The legacy of tattoo 2318 -- Epilogue -- Notes on the postwar fates of prominent people in the story
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982181222
Lccn
2021019898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1236259740
  • (OCoLC)on1236259740
  • 745864

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