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Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor: Icek Kuperberg

Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor: Icek Kuperberg [Kindle Edition]

Icek Kuperberg , Ph.D. Abraham Kuperberg
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Powerful in its stark simple language, Icek Kuperberg chronicles his personal experiences as a concentration camp prisoner during World War II. Interned in various work and death camps, Icek had to use his guile and wits to simply stay alive. That he persevered despite tremendous horrors and obstacles, testifies to his strong will to survive.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 972 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Universal Publisher/UPUBLISH.COM (15 Feb 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw, brutal, but essential reading 2 Jan 2011
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Icek Kuperberg was a young Polish Jew with a promising future when Hitler invaded Poland, thereby changing the course of his life irrevocably. Cast into a world of concentration camps and slave labour, Icek used his engineering skills to stay as useful as possible in order to avoid being exterminated and also in an attempt to stave off starvation by earning an extra crust of bread or bowl of watery turnip soup.

This short testimony is Icek's account of his incarceration at the behest of the Reich. Icek was imprisoned for most of the war and would spend time in ten different camps including the notorious `Auschwitz'.

Extremely well written, raw and honest; this is a brutal, but necessary read. Recommended to those who study the Holocaust and its victims, this is a very short read and one which can be completed in a single sitting.

Icek was a man of ingenuity and resourcefulness, his account is an invaluable social document and one which testifies to the brutality and pointlessness of these terrible crimes.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and thought provoking 25 Feb 2011
By frank
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A rather short book but Mr Kuperburg writes in a simplistic but thought provoking style. He is an extremely inspiring man who shows the true strength of human spirit in terrible circumstances.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evil ........... sickening evil. 15 April 2011
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Such is the power of the mass media in the 21st century, that there is a danger that one can almost become immune to constant portrayals of man's inhumanity to man. I suppose it is a defence mechanism to protect us from unimaginable horrors. The holocaust was one of the very worst occasions when one nation inflicted sustained barbarity on others and the many personal accounts of it which are available are pressing reminders, if ever we should forget what depths humankind is capable of sinking to.

This relatively short book is essential reading - as a necessary reminder of the horrors inflicted at that dark dark point in man's history. And a reminder that such horrors can and do happen again. What is so remarkable about the book is the matter-of-fact understated way that one man can relate repeated and unrelenting sufferings inflicted upon him, his family and friends, yet without apparent rancour or undue anger. And at the end of everything - he survives, and makes his way in the world.

It's a tale of victory, despite everything, and certainly puts our own relatively minor hardships into perspective.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good but far-fetched 12 Jan 2013
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I am a very keen reader of anything to do with the Holocaust and will read anything I can get my hands on. I work as a librarian so am very fortunate to be able to access other archives. This book was, no doubt, heart-wrenching and we all know the appalling conditions these people lived in while in concentration camps, and also the sadistic way the Nazi's treated the prisoners. However, this author's recollection seems to me to be very far-fetched... He stole food (which in so many other books, prisoner's dared not for fear of getting shot, yes they may have stolen a mere mouthful or piece of bread every now and then, but the amount this book claims he stole and managed to hide is too much to be believed)
He also mentions how many times he had a gun put to his head....but was saved each time????
I did enjoy reading it, and if it is truthful in every way, then this man was very very lucky to have survived and God bless everyone who suffered during that horrific time in history. But, if this is a story from his own imagination then I find it a sad and upsetting way to make money from such a harrowing time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We should never forget!!! 20 Jan 2012
By Dobby
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We should never forget what happened!! This book made me laugh and cry a must read!!
Someone had said in the reviews it was badly written (punctuation wise) if it was and quite frankly l wouldn't care, it was written by an extrodinary man who had escaped death l think it was 6 times!!! It was lovely to see at the end of the book a picture of him. Icek l salute you!!!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 4 Feb 2012
By LA she
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I loved reading every page of this book and although it was extremely horrifying to read how people were treated in the concentration camps it was really nice to know that the few survivors went on to live brilliant lives to the full. Just like Icek Kuperberg who is now living in Florida and has a family. Brilliant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-breaking 22 Sep 2011
By lornal
A very interesting read but very upsetting and heart-breaking, it's insane and mind-numbing that these atrocities happened.
It is a very simple and straight forward story that has been told time and time again and yet is horrific to hear the authors struggle to survive on an hour to hour basis....

Recommended read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a short but thought provoking bookf 25 July 2011
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its written in a very abrupt and factual manner. a good text for early teen readers to understand the horror that was the holocaust.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A story that needed to be recorded to be recorded for the future.
I got this some months ago and read it almost immediately. It was very moving, specially as it is written in such a matter-of-fact way and calm style, although describing the... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Bill (Scotland)
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Moving
To read what this person suffered during the Holocaust was truly heartbreaking. How one human being could treat another like this was unbelievable. Read more
Published 20 days ago by diane green
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Really enjoyed this book :-) I read this in one go! I think it's one Of the best books I have read
Published 2 months ago by Lorna Newman
4.0 out of 5 stars Memoirs of a holocaust survivor
Very well written personal account of a survivor told in a very true and honest way good for children to see that this disgraceful behaviour never happens again NEVER
Published 3 months ago by Erica Dobbs
4.0 out of 5 stars mans inhumanity to man
We must never forget...we must keep their memory alive...As time goes by there will less and less eye witness accounts
Published 4 months ago by Kevin Linford
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
This book gives a personal account of the holocaust and is well recommended. A fascinating tale of survival against the odds.
Published 5 months ago by G. Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars its okay
enjoyable read not a long book or storey but worth reading if you like these kind of books it should never have happened
Published 5 months ago by webload
5.0 out of 5 stars Memoirs of a holocaust survivor
A harrowing book telling how one Jewish man suffered and survived at the hands of the Nazis well worth a read to see how people suffered for their beliefs
Published 6 months ago by p cartmell
5.0 out of 5 stars tell it like it is
a real page turner,, hard to believe these abhorrant acts took place, but hearing it from the horses mouth confirms it,making this an ace read
Published 7 months ago by C. J. Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Just wish this book could of been longer, I am sure this man had so much more to tell us
Published 9 months ago by Sam
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