Silvie by Silvia Grohs-Martin

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Silvia lived through one of the darkest periods in history, yet emerged with an unstoppable passion for life.--Steven Spielberg

About Silvia Grohs-Martin

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Grohs-Martin is a former actress, dancer and singer who toured throughout Europe until the Nazi occupation of Holland. During the occupation she worked at a Jewish theater and cultural center and was a member of the Dutch Resistance. She later survived the horrors of Malines, Auschwitz and Ravensbrueck camps. Now 81, she is an active public relations rep at Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
Published June 1, 2000 by Welcome Rain Publishers. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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to rot here, I told myself a hundred times each day, was not my destiny.” She also offers a female perspective on camp life, treasuring her recollections of the American GI who carried her eight kilometers to freedom and “kissed [her] torn lips.” While the theater provides the dominant image for ...

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This highly literary and often engagingly witty new addition to the culturally vital genre of the Holocaust memoir details Grohs-Martin's life from her middle-class, secular Jewish childhood in Vienna in the late 1930s to her liberation from Ravensbr ck concentration camp in 1945.

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