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Forgotten Voices of The Holocaust: True Stories of Survival From Men, Women and Children Who Were There Paperback – 4 May 2006

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press; New Ed edition (4 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091898269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091898267
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A powerfully moving chronicle" (Daily Express)

"Powerful cries of pain...All of them capture some element of the torment, and of hope....What might seem a monotonous roll of horror stories becomes, under her keen ear, a mosaic of infinite variety...can be read with an assurance that there will be many aspects of Holocaust in them that will be new, remarkable and thought-provoking" (Martin Gilbert Financial Times)

"Full of rich insights...There are no greater stories of courage than those of old relatives who sacrificed themselves so that others could survive" (The Jewish Chronicle)

"Deserves maximum space everywhere this autumn... poignant and sometimes horrific reading... it is a timely reminder to appreciate our lives and those we share it with" (The Bookseller)

"probably the most harrowing book I'll ever read...gripping....its subject matter is something that should never be forgotten" (Bookseller)

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A landmark oral history of the Holocaust - from the bestselling and award-winning Forgotten Voices series

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Bezerus Bezby VINE VOICE on 7 July 2007
Format: Paperback
There is little that I can add that other reviewers have not already said. It is not possible to understand what drove the Nazis to do such terrible things, but this book gives those who suffered at their hands a voice. It does not make for easy reading. It made me cry more then once and I did feel a lasting impact from it. It is crucial to learn about the holocaust, however, since with the world being as it is, it is not unfesible that history will repeat itself.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By HWW on 25 Oct. 2005
Format: Hardcover
A book that needs reading however distressing it maybe. Not a topic that everyone immediately finds appealing but very interesting none the less. Firsthand accounts of pre, mid and post holocaust from everyday people who lived during some of the most horrific times of the 20th century. A well collaborated and historically useful book especially as time passes We are rapidly losing the generations who can recount what happened during the holocaust, and this terrible episode in history should never be forgotten.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By laineyf TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Jun. 2008
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This book has had such an effect on me. It is sad, harrowing, horrifying, and, worst of all, TRUE!! I just can't begin to imagine how it must have been for these poor people, who were persecuted, degraded, humiliated and executed and all by other 'human' beings. We like to think of ourselves as so clever, so superior, and that we are good people. Not so. Although we know some of what happened in these concentration camps, and we know how the Jews and other ethnic minorities sufferred, we like to sweep it under the carpet. It's in the past. It's history. It's over. Well, it may be in the past, but it will never be over. It is an indelible stain on the face of humanity, and how anyone can try to deny it ever happened is beyond me. Read these eye-witness accounts of what happened. There is no way that these atrocities can ever be denied. I just find it utterly incomprehensible that anyone survived the holocaust, let alone went on to lead their lives, marry, have children. How they managed to triumph over such adversity defies belief. Their spirit and will to live was incredible. It's not like this happened centuries ago. It was 12 years before I was born. When I look at it like that, it is so scary that these things could happen in our 'enlightened' society. And for what? What was the reason for these appalling acts on these victims? It makes me angry, and very, very sad. We must never, ever forget what happened to these people, and how they sufferred. Their voices must never be stilled. When they are all gone, this book and others like it must be read by all, so that nothing is lost. Prejudice and hatred still exist in the world, and acts of extreme violence are committed daily somewhere, but we must never accept this as the norm.Read more ›
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Nov. 2005
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As a history graduate, I feel it is of extreme importance that we never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust. This book provides the reader with unique primary sources from those who survived, detailing the day to day life of Jews, Gypsy's, Jehovah's Witnesses and all the others who were persecuted.One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it provides survivors analyses of the Holocaust, how they felt in the immediate aftermath and also how this atrocity has affected their lives and how it still does.To not be moved by these accounts would not be human.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By roadrunner on 23 Nov. 2010
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there is no more i can add that other reviews have covered.
this is not an easy book to read !!!! what i cannot comprehend is how the nazis could carry out such atrocities !!!
this is a book that must be read so people can understand what the jewish people in europe went through at the hands of the nazis.
such a thing must never happen again !!!!
it took me quite a few days to read the book completely, i had stop and put it down and then come back to carry on reading a few hours later.
what i read totally stunned and shocked me, the way they were treated as a sub human race, humiliated, beaten ,tortured and exterminated.
a must read book to learn more about the holocaust !!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 14 Dec. 2011
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A heart-rending series of accounts showing man's inhumanity to man. The fact that they are first-person experiences explodes the hypothesis of the Holocaust deniers. Well researched. Tastfully edited with powerful graphics. May man's intolerance never lead him to do the same again.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. E. Kelly on 24 Mar. 2010
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If everyone was made to read only one book in their life then this should be the one. In the preface the reader is warned that this is not a pleasant book to read and of course it was never going to be. The first hand accounts by people, most of whom were incarcerated in concentration and death camps tell the true story of what the holocaust was about. There are details of how peoples lives were effected before and after the war and how they increasingly suffer up to the present day. This is a very well written account of the Holocaust and having read it, how anyone can ever deny that it ever happened is beyond me. I shall treasure this book and no doubt use it in the coming years in my furtherence of Holocaust studies. I will always recommend it to anyone who wants to know about the Final Solution and how millions of innocent people were so shamefully treated and sent to their deaths. May the Nazi'z rot in hell!
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