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Born Survivors

The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children tooa remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officers Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life.Eastern Europe, 1944: Three women believe they are pregnant, but are torn from their husbands before they can be certain. Rachel is sent to Auschwitz, unaware that her husband has been shot. Priska and her husband travel there together, but are immediately separated. Also at Auschwitz, Anka hopes in vain to be reunited with her husband. With the rest of their families gassed, these young wives are determined to hold on to all they have lefttheir lives, and those of their unborn babies. Having concealed their condition from infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, they are forced to work and almost starved to death, living in daily fear of their pregnancies being detected by the SS. In April 1945, as the Allies close in, the inmates are sent to Mauthausen concentration camp on a hellish seventeen-day train journey. On the seventieth anniversary of Mauthausens liberation from the Nazis by American soldiers, renowned biographer Wendy Holden recounts this extraordinary story of three children united by their mothers unbelievableyet ultimately successfulfight for survival....

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Number of Pages : 385 pages
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Born Survivors Reviews

  • Dora Santos Marques

    Embora devore tudo o que tenha a ver com este tema e atualmente existirem tantos livros destes, este foi dos livros que mais me marcou em toda a vida.

    Excepcionalmente bem escrito, onde todos os factos e relatos são comportados por uma investigação zelosa.

    Mesmo assim e conhecendo o que se passou, dei por mim várias vezes a chorar e compulsivamente. É um livro que deveria de ser lido por todas as pessoas.

    Atenção que o livro tem imensas gralhas, inclusive, erros ortográficos.

  • Hannie

    Een indrukwekkend boek. Sowieso is het verhaal al heel bijzonder. Ten eerste dat Priska, Rachel en Anka het voor elkaar hebben gekregen om hun zwangerschap te verbergen toen het nodig was. Maar ook dat ze, ondanks alle ontberingen die ze hebben doorstaan, toch een baby hebben gekregen en dat die het ook nog overleefd hebben. In dat opzicht hebben ze soms ook geluk gehad. Al merkte je bij alledrie de vrouwen ook wel een soort wilskracht om toch door te zetten.

    Het boek heeft wel lange hoofdstukke
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  • OV

    "Esta é uma história que deve contar às pessoas o que não pode acontecer outra vez."

    É História, todos sabemos o que aconteceu e como aconteceu. Mas ao contrário de milhões de outras histórias sobre esta guerra, a história - real - narrada neste livro é uma história de sobrevivência. É um relato duro, sem filtros, com cores e cheiros, contado a três tempos - antes, durante e depois - e a 3 vozes - Priska, Rachel e Hanka. É um livro muito bem escrito, detalhado - percebe-se todo o trabalho de inv
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  • Sarah Beth

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins.

    This book tells the story of three separate women who were all in the very early stages of pregnancy in 1944 when they were separated from their husbands, imprisoned, and sent to Auschwitz. Through sheer luck, all three women escaped being gassed and as the war drew to a close, all three were sent to Mauthausen concentration camp through a hellish train journey that killed hundreds. Remarkably, all three women gave birth to li
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  • Camie

    The harrowing true accounts here follow the lives of three amazing women Anka, Priska, and Rachel all of whom, against the odds , survive the horrors of the Holocaust death camps and even more miraculously give birth while imprisoned and manage to keep their babies alive. A tribute to the indefatigable human spirit embodied by these women who somehow managed to persevere the truly unimaginable. As with most books of this type , not for the squeamish.

    I wish this book had a more compelling title.
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  • Lynn

    Today's post is on Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope by Wendy Holden. It is 400 pages long and it published by HarperCollins. The cover is blue with two pieces of razor-wire and three birds on it. The intended reader is someone who is interested in World War II history, women's history, and survival against all the odds. There is no language, no sex, and some violence in this book. The story is told from third person with first perso ...more

  • Ana Rodrigues

    Que murro no estômago!!! Livro muito forte!!!

    "《Quantas mais pessoas souberem o que aconteceu, menos provável é que volte a acontecer, espero eu》, dizia. 《Esta é uma história que deve ensinar as pessoas o que não pode acontecer outra vez.》"

  • Alípio Vieira Firmino

    Apesar de anteriormente ter tido acesso a inúmeros relatos em documentários, filmes e livros sobre o holocausto, a autora conseguiu deixar-me surpreendido e chocado com a mesma intensidade que fiquei da primeira vez... Sempre que termino algo sobre este tema, fico a pensar se os animais não se ficarão a rir da nossa racionalidade...