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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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Alter Wiener is one of the very few Holocaust survivors still living in the Portland, Oregon area. Mr. Wiener moved to Oregon eight years ago and since then he has shared his life story with 370 audiences in universities, colleges, schools, churches, synagogues, prisons, clubs etc. He has also been interviewed by radio and TV stations as well as the Oregonian and other newspapers.

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Philip Mandel, November 10, 2011 (view all comments by Philip Mandel)
Inspiring book by a remarkable survivor of 35 months of incarceration in Nazi concentration camps. His messages of hope, education ("Ignorance is the enemy of mankind"), tolerance, and the absurdity of prejudice ring loud and clear in this autobiography. For more information about this remarkable man, visit his website: www.alterwiener.com
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781425997458
Author:
Wiener, Alter
Publisher:
Authorhouse
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust survivors
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Wiener, Alter
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.69 in. 1.12 lbs.

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