Non­fic­tion

The Daugh­ter of Auschwitz: My Sto­ry of Resilience, Sur­vival and Hope

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2021

A pow­er­ful mem­oir by one of the youngest sur­vivors of Auschwitz, fol­low­ing her child­hood grow­ing up dur­ing the Holo­caust and sur­viv­ing near-death expe­ri­ences in a Jew­ish ghet­to, Nazi labor camp, and Auschwitz.

Tova Fried­man was four years old when she was sent to a Nazi labor camp at the start of WWII. While friends and fam­i­ly were mur­dered in front of her eyes, the only weapon that Tova and her par­ents pos­sessed was the pri­mal instinct to sur­vive. Fate inter­vened when, at six, Tova was sent to a gas cham­ber, but walked out alive, saved by Ger­man bureau­cra­cy. Lat­er, she cud­dled a warm corpse to hide from Nazis round­ing up pris­on­ers for the Death March to Germany.

In this heartrend­ing account of a child’s sur­vival dur­ing the Holo­caust, Tova Fried­man, with Mal­colm Bra­bant, chron­i­cles the atroc­i­ties she wit­nessed at Auschwitz, a fam­i­ly secret that sheds light on the unpalat­able choic­es Jews were forced to make to sur­vive, and ulti­mate­ly, the sources of hope and courage she and her fam­i­ly found to per­sist against all odds.

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