Five Chimneys

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Academy Chicago Publishers, 1947 - Biography & Autobiography - 231 pages
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Memoir of a Hungarian woman who was imprisoned for several years in the German concentration camp Auschwitz. Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birkenau. It was a shocking experience, it is a shocking book. In a letter to Lengyel, Albert Einstein said, "You have done a real service by letting the ones who are now silent and most forgotten speak." Of the book, actress Mira Sorvino said, "...The amazing story of a woman who survived the Nazi concentration camps. It's unbelievable yet horrifying because it's true."

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

What makes this book so interesting for the modern reader is that it was written in 1959. The events were still so fresh and raw in the author's mind that it is a still current event which places the ... Read full review

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User Review  - froxgirl - LibraryThing

A devastating first person account by a Transylvanian deportee in Birkenau (the work camp where living was daily torture) and Auschwitz (the death camp). Upon her family's arrival at the camps via ... Read full review

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8 HORSESOR 96 MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN
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THE ARRIVAL
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BARRACK 26
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