Crucible of Terror

Arnold Liebster Foundation : Crucible of Terror

A Story of Survival Through the Nazi Storm

Max Liebster

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Crucible of Terror recounts in searing detail Max Liebster's torturous journey through five Nazi concentration camps, including the notorious Auschwitz. Through the storm of Nazi terror, Liebster, a young German Jew, finds a haven in an unexpected source - a unique group of prisoners who wear the purple triangle. It is a drama of survival, but even more, it is a story of hope and moral courage.

Available in : English, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russia, Spanish, Swedish.

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Facing the Lion

Arnold Liebster Foundation : Facing the lion

Memoirs of a Young Girl in Nazi Europe

Simone Arnold Liebster


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Facing the Lion is the autobiographical account of a young girl's faith and courage. Set during the Nazi occupation of Eastern France, it tells the story of one 12-year-old's struggle to follow her conscience rather than give in to Nazi propaganda and persecution.

Simone's honesty about her joys and fears and her harrowing experiences at school and in a Nazi prison have appealed to thousands of readers, many of whom are young people themselves, struggling with similar peer pressure today.

Available in : English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish.

English version available in two editions:
Unabridged (418 pages) available for Kindle at Amazon and for iOS at the iBooks Store
Abridged (192 pages) available in paperback

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Taking the Stand

Taking the StandWe Have More to Say

Bernhard Rammerstorfer, (2014)

Nine Holocaust survivors and victims of Nazi tyranny have "taken the stand" to give their testimony as a legacy for future generations. They are from five different countries and were persecuted for reasons of ethnicity, politics/ideology, or religion. All in all, they were interned in fifty-four camps or institutions.

The catalog of questions, unique in the world, consists of 100 questions from 61 schools and universities in 30 countries on 6 continents, as well as from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. What is truly innovative about this book is that all the Holocaust survivors were asked the same questions. As a result, a point-for-point comparison of their answers is possible.

Those whose voices are heard range from an average housewife and an unskilled laborer to a fashion designer, from those who have been relatively silent to active Holocaust teachers and to survivors who have already been widely featured in the media and whose life stories have even been the subject of Oscar-winning films.

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Unbroken Will

Unbroken WillThe Extraordinary Courage of an Ordinary Man.

Bernhard Rammerstorfer, (2009)

This book tells the true story of Leopold Engleitner, born 1905, who experienced World Wars I and II and found the extraordinary courage to refuse to serve in Hitler's army. He suffered unspeakable cruelty in three concentration camps, and on release weighed less than 62 pounds.

Astoundingly, he could easily have had his freedom: all he had to do was sign a paper renouncing his religious convictions as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He refused to do it.

Between 1999 and 2008, Engleitner traveled more than 57,000 miles across Europe and the USA to schools and universities as a witness of history to ensure the past is not forgotten.

The book is based on 15 years' intensive research by author Bernhard Rammerstorfer, who has written a historically accurate record of Engleitner's life story.

The accompanying educational DVD "Unbroken Will" as well as documentaries about Engleitner's 2004 and 2006 U.S. speaking tours are also available.

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