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Volume 1

Book Title: Unveiled Shadows, The Witness of a Child
Book Author: Ingrid Kisliuk
Number of Pages: (233)
Original Publication Date (in English): 1998
Book Focus: A young Viennese girl survives in hiding in Belgium with her parents; the events take place between early 1938 and 7 May 1945.

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"During the interval between the first gathering of former hidden children in New York City (1991), and the journey back to the places of my childhood and the last conference in Brussels (1995), I have come full circle . . . . I owe it to them (loved ones) to make their stories known, to pass this history on to my children and grandchildren who deserve to know it, for it is our history."
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Volume 1

Book Title: Of Blood and Hope
Book Author: Samuel Pisar
Number of Pages: (311)
Original Publication Date (in English): 1980
Book Focus: A young boy from Bialystok, Poland, survives Soviet occupation, Auschwitz, and several slave labour camps, and becomes a noted international lawyer.

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Schooling: "My mind soaked up knowledge like a dehydrated sponge. . . . Physically I had escaped, I was breathing, but Hitler had programmed my mental and moral destruction from his grave. The struggle for survival was going on once more, survival through study. It had to be waged with the same determination, the same fury."
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Volume 2

Book Title: From Thessaloniki to Auschwitz and Back
Book Author: Erika Kounio Amariglio
Number of Pages: (157)
Original Publication Date (in English): 2000
Book Focus: Erika, a teen-aged Greek girl (who is thirteen in 1939) is deported with her parents and brother to Auschwitz, where she and her mother work in the Gestapo office as translators. The four survive and return home. The events take place between 1924 when her parents meet, and 1965 when she returns with her mother to Auschwitz as part of an International Conference of Auschwitz Survivors.

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1947, Erika's husband is called up to serve in the army during the Greek civil war; Erika runs the shop: "I started doing business with the bank. . . . I remember how anxious I was the first time I went there ... Will I manage? I wondered, and before I entered the bank I would pinch my cheeks to hide the pallor caused by my anxiety. At the concentration camp we used to pinch our cheeks before a selection. The camp was always lurking in my subconscious mind."
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Volume 2

Book Title: The Cantor's Voice
Book Author: Solomon Gisser
Number of Pages: (141)
Original Publication Date (in English): 1997
Book Focus: Solomon, a young man from a religious and musical family from Lodz (who is twenty-one in 1939) survives Auschwitz and several slave labour camps and becomes a cantor in Montreal, the events take place between 1918 and 1952.

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Their wedding with his congregation in Mannheim: "Unfortunately, during the whole wedding ceremony, under the canopy, both Anna and I were crying, and not a person could stop us. She cried because she didn't have anyone. No one in the world. I cried because I didn't have all of us. My parents and the rest of my family were gone."
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Volume 2

Book Title: Painted in Words - A Memoir
Book Author: Samuel Bak
Number of Pages: (495)
Original Publication Date (in English): 2001
Book Focus: Samuel, a child artist (who is six years old in 1939) survives in Vilna with his mother, escapes to the West and goes to Israel, eventually settling in the United States.

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His educational experiences, his painting: "Bridging the gap between the inner projection of a mental vision and the final, physical result of the completed canvas is the essence of my craft and passion."
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Volume 3

Book Title: The Janowska Road
Book Author: Leon Weliczker Wells
Number of Pages: (320)
Original Publication Date (in English): 1963
Book Focus: Leon, from Lvov in Poland, who was fourteen in 1939, survives Soviet occupation and two internments in the Janowska Camp, and in hiding in Lvov. The events described take place between his birth in 1925, and his emigration to the United States in 1949.

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After the war in Munich, the second in command of the Janowska Death Brigade, Hauptscharführer Rauch, is found and Leon is called to identify him. The American officer leaves Leon alone with him, cautioning Leon not to leave visible injuries: "I didn't know what to do. To beat up anybody, even a murderer like Rauch, was repugnant to me. It then struck me that if I didn't react 'normally', it might later be construed that perhaps Rauch was after all 'not so guilty'."
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Volume 3

Book Title: Fragments of Memory, From Kolin To Jerusalem
Book Author: Hana Greenfield
Number of Pages: (110)
Original Publication Date (in English): 1998
Book Focus: Hana, from Kolin, Czechoslovakia, who is thirteen in 1939, is deported with her sister and mother to Theresienstadt for two years, then she is deported to Auschwitz, and to slave labour camps in Germany. She becomes a Holocaust scholar and lecturer. The events described take place between 1941 and her post-war work as a Holocaust scholar and teacher.

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In Israel, Hana attends the trial of Ivan Demjanjuk: "Inside the packed courtroom, I listened to the proceedings. I pondered, as I had many times before, how the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who were there and those who were not."
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