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From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography


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Alter Wiener's father was brutally murdered on September 11, 1939 by the German invaders of Poland. Alter was then a boy of 13. At the age of 15 he was deported to Blechhammer, a Forced Labor Camp for Jews, in Germany. He survived five camps. Upon liberation, by the Russian Army on May 9, 1945, Alter weighted 80 lbs as reflected on the book's cover. Alter Wiener is one of the very few Holocaust survivors still living in Portland OR. He had moved to Oregon several years ago and since then he has shared his life story with 300 audiences in universities, colleges, middle and high schools, Churches, Synagogues, prisons, clubs etc. He has also been interviewed by radio and TV stations as well as the press Wiener's autobiography is a testimony to an unfolding tragedy taking place in WWII. It has a message what prejudice may lead to and how tolerance is imperative. This book is not just Wiener's life story but it reveals many responses to his story. Hopefully, it will enable many readers to truly understand such levels of horror and a chance to empathize with the unique plight of the Holocaust victims.

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JQ2011, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by JQ2011)
The sheer simplicity of the horror of the Nazi terror, brutality and unbridled torture of the Jewish people during WWII has been is well documented. One Polish Man's strength to not only survive years of torment under the Nazi regime makes what could be a horror too big to comprehend into a not only readable but informative telling of day to day struggle for mere survival as a Jew during concentration camps and work camps. Why read this book? Because we must never forget what has happened in the past, and make sure it never happens again. Why else read this book? To put our own lives and struggles into perspective. While the author is still alive Just Read It! and in Oregon do hear one of his lectures.
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megan.n, January 30, 2008 (view all comments by megan.n)
I saw this man speak about a month ago. Seeing a tangible product of the Holocaust was so moving. I haven't yet read his book, but I'm so excited to. He told his audience that night that he did it not for the money, but to help people remember and to teach them that "prejudice doesn't make sense." One who writes out of feeling of obligation is one who is definately deserving to be heard.
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Wiener, Alter
Historical - Holocaust
Holocaust survivors
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Wiener, Alter
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