By Judith Rubenstein
The train from Hungary to Auschwitz brings Judith face-to-face with Dr. Mengele, the Angel of Death, who decides her fate. Her mother's quick actions are all that stand between her and certain death. At twenty-four years old, she struggles to stay alive after being separated from her family as they pass from the ghettos of Hungary to the Nazi labour and concentration camps, through uprisings and selections. Judith endures the destruction of her family, yet rebuilds her life and dignity.
About the Author
Judith Rubinstein was born in Mezcsát, Hungary, in 1920. After surviving Auschwitz-Birkenau and being liberated by the Americans in May 1945 from a labour camp in Germany, Judith immigrated to Canada in 1948 with her husband, Bela Rubinstein. She had a son and a daughter and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Judith passed away in 2013.
- Release: November 15, 2017
- $14.95 Paperback
- 152 Pages
- 6 x 9
- ISBN: 9781988065250
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