Amazon Bestseller: #1 in Holocaust Biography and #1 in Holocaust Memoirs.In May of 1945, Joe Rubinstein walked out of a Nazi concentration camp. For over 70 years, his remarkable story was hidden from the world. Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, German soldiers forced twenty-one year-old Icek “Joe” Rubinsztejn onto a crowded, open-air truck. The next day, several around him were dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe-much worse. Joe arrived at Auschwitz on April 30, 1942. It would be seven decades before he revealed how he survived several of the most notorious concentration camps. His is an inspiring narrative; a story of reliance, endurance, courage and faith. Barefooted when he was seized by the Nazis, Joe became one of New York’s leading shoe designers-working with companies whose shoes were sought after by First Ladies and movie stars alike. Joe’s story bears witness to the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. While the Nazis took everything else, they were unable to take his unassailable joy. Joe’s story is one of discovering light in the darkest of places, an inspiration for us all.
Auschwitz #34207 is garnishing high praise from leading holocaust
scholars, nationalreviewers and readers alike, and isa finalist for Foreword Reviews’ 2015 Book of the Year in Biography.
“A riveting, well-documented account of survival that’s harrowing,
inspiring and unforgettable.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Apowerful story, worth being told and retold, one of authenticity
andintegrity, written so very skillfully.”
AndProfessor of Jewish Studies
“Abeautifully written, thoroughly researched and compelling story. I’mhooked.”–MichleanLowy Amir, Master of Library Science, Washington, D.C.
“Insharing his story – with Nancy Sprowell Geise’s help -Rubinstein has made an invaluable contribution to the literature ofthe Holocaust.”
“AuthorGeise has done an important job in presenting Joe’s story to theworld, and does justice to a generation whose voices deserve to beheard.
A great read…”
“Auschwitz#34207will join work by Primo Levi on a shelf of classic Holocaustnarratives.”–ForewordReviewsReblogged 1 year ago from www.amazon.com