Memories of ordinary people : for those who have no one to remember them (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Memories of ordinary people : for those who have no one to remember them

Author: Kitia Altman; Makor Jewish Community Library.
Publisher: Caulfield South, Vic. : Makor Jewish Community Library, ©2003.
Series: Write your story.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Memoirs of Altman (nee Szpigelman), born ca. 1922 in Będzin, Upper Silesia. Pp. 203-373 describe her life in the ghetto of Będzin-Kamionka and then in Nazi labor camps. In Będzin the villain is Judenrat head Moniek (Moshe) Merin; the hero is Alfred Rossner, the German who used his shop for making army uniforms to save the lives of many Jews, including those of Altman and her parents. A Polish woman, Genia Pajak,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Kitia Altman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kitia Altman; Makor Jewish Community Library.
ISBN: 1876733411 9781876733414
OCLC Number: 224005276
Notes: "Write Your Story is a cultural activity of Makor Jewish Comunity Library."--Title page verso.
Description: 451 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Write your story.
Responsibility: Kitia Altman.

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Memoirs of Altman (nee Szpigelman), born ca. 1922 in Będzin, Upper Silesia. Pp. 203-373 describe her life in the ghetto of Będzin-Kamionka and then in Nazi labor camps. In Będzin the villain is Judenrat head Moniek (Moshe) Merin; the hero is Alfred Rossner, the German who used his shop for making army uniforms to save the lives of many Jews, including those of Altman and her parents. A Polish woman, Genia Pajak, offered to save Altman's life, but Altman asked her to save her 8-year-old cousin instead. Later both Rossner and Pajak were awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations. After the deportations began there was a week-long revolt in the Będzin ghetto, where Altman hid in a bunker. She was one of the last 50 Jews kept alive in the ghetto, and was deported in summer 1944. She spent one month in the Annaberg camp, then was sent to Auschwitz, Ravensbrück, and finally to Beendorf, where she was forced to work on the V-2 project. After the liberation she went to Malmö, then to relatives in Paris, where she married, and in 1947 she emigrated with her husband to Australia. Pp. 375-443 contain short essays, including "Debate with David Irving" (from a 1993 TV debate) and "Maryla's Story" about a Jewess whose escape was aided by Rossner.

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