Rena's Promise by Rena Kornreich Gelissen
A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

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A survivor of Auschwitz who endured the death camps for nearly three and a half years recounts how her relationship with her younger sister, Danka, gave her the will to survive under unimaginable circumstances. National ad/promo.

About Rena Kornreich Gelissen

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Rena Kornreich Gelissen lives with her husband in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Heather Dune Macadam, a freelance writer, lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Published October 1, 1995 by Beacon Pr. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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She arranged for Danka and herself to be chosen by Dr. Mengele for what she believed would be easier, indoor work, but discovering that they had been chosen instead for experiments, Gelissen pulled Danka off the doomed line and the two blended back into camp life.

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Imagining that, by volunteering for a work camp, she would somehow be protecting her family from the Nazis, Rena, at age 17, put on her best clothes, left her fiance and the Polish village of Tylicz in the Carpathian Mountains and was sent off to Auschwitz.

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