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By chance alone: a remarkable true story of courage and survival at Auschwitz / Max Eisen.

Eisen, Max, 1929- (Author).
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  Donated by: the Herbert B. DePrez fund

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  • ISBN: 9781443448543
  • Physical Description: xii, 276 pages : maps, photographs ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Author's note -- Maps -- Prologue -- Childhood in Czechoslovakia -- Summers on the farm -- Big changes -- Life under Hungarian rule -- A year of birth and death -- The final Seder -- The train -- Arrival in Auschwitz II-Birkenau -- Arbeit Macht Frei -- Draining swamps -- Walking ghosts -- A piece of bacon -- Selections, July 1944 -- Land reclamation outside Auschwitz -- The operating room -- Surgeries in Barrack 21 -- A pot of stew -- The destruction of crematorium 4 -- Death march -- Melk, Ebensee, and liberation -- Ebensee, after liberation -- From České Budějovice to Moldava -- Emotional and physical healing -- Marienbad -- Prague -- Return to Košice -- Ebelsberg DP camp -- Canada -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix -- Postscript -- A note on the author.
Summary, etc.:
"In the spring of 1944, gendarmes forcibly removed Tibor 'Max' Eisen and his family from their home, brought them to a brickyard, and eventually loaded them onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. At fifteen years of age, Eisen survived the selection process and was inducted into the camp as a slave labourer. More than seventy years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, By Chance Alone details Eisen's story of survival: the back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous 'death march' in January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and Eisen's journey of physical and psychological healing. Ultimately, the book offers a message of hope as the author finds his way to a new life in Canada." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Eisen, Max.
Holocaust survivors--Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Czechoslovakia--Personal narratives.
Genre: Biographies.
Personal narratives.

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