A Cry in Unison

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September 1, 2020

Judy Weis­senberg is the mis­chie­vous and live­ly youngest child grow­ing up in a large fam­i­ly in Debre­cen, Hun­gary. But as the Naz­i’s rise to pow­er in Europe and anti-Jew­ish laws tear her fam­i­ly and com­mu­ni­ty apart, Judy’s joy­ful youth becomes marred by fear and the hushed whis­pers of the adults around her. Then, in 1944, Ger­many occu­pies Hun­gary and Judy’s world is shat­tered. One ter­ri­fy­ing event fol­low anoth­er, and soon Judy is face with the incom­pre­hen­si­ble – Auschwitz-Birke­nau. In the shad­ow of the gas cham­bers, she clings to her sis­ter and camp sis­ters,” who are her only hope of endur­ing the mis­eries that are to come.

In A Cry in Uni­son, Holo­caust sur­vivor, edu­ca­tor and human rights activist Judy Weis­senberg Cohen weaves her riv­et­ing sto­ry of sur­vival with descrip­tions of the polit­i­cal and social forces that upend­ed her life. Her voice is a pow­er­ful call to hon­our the unique expe­ri­ences of women in the Holo­caust and to refuse to silent in the face of injustice.

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