In this stirring and remarkable true account, Oskar Knoblauch (born in 1925 in Leipzig Germany), reflects on his childhood and youth while growing up in his native germany. Thrust into the dark years of Nazi Germany's hatred and brutality of Jews,Oskar writes of his family's struggle to survive the Holocaust of World War ll. Character rich, emotionally gripping and historically relevant, Oskar tells the chilling and poignant details of those years. During this time , as Oskar moves from boyhood to manhood, he never loses hope and faith not only in himself, but in the unlikely people who would make the ultimate difference in this life or death time of his life.
A Boy's Story A Man's Memory - Surviving The Holocaust 1933-1945
"Oskar's compelling story of survival, respect, and freedom is one that teaches young and old that the freedoms we have are to be treasured and respected.Oskar's life story is one that reminds all of us that our life here on Earth is very precious. The invaluable message that my students and myself have all taken away from his horrific experience as documented in his book is that courage, tolerance, respect,and love will make us better human beings, and will teach us the life lesson that we should never take anything or anyone for granted."
Debbie Cluff -- Language Arts Teacher at Hillcrest Middle School.
" Some things in life defy words! I never cease to be amazed at the courage involved on the part of survivors and those who helped them. I think with your story, the thing that struck me is how at any moment your future could have changed so drastically. Your life was so literally in the hands of others and your careful actions and decisions were so important. How perilous life was! Thank you for sharing those moments on paper."
Amy Drake -- Social Studies Teacher, Santan Junior High
"I just finished your book. It was amazingly inspiring!"
Salli McCartin -- Social Studies Teacher, Montessori School
" A Boy's Story A Man's Memory gives a different perspective on the horrors of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. I find his story of survival, resilience, and resourcefulness amazing!"
Michael D. Weltsch -- PhD Adult Education
"We all finished your WONDERFUL book. You did super!"
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