Halina Birenbaum. Hope is the Last to Die

Halina Birenbaum. Hope is the Last to Die

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Born in Warsaw, Halina Birenbaum has lived in Israel since 1947. She is a writer, poet, and translator. She was ten years old when the war began. She lived through the Warsaw ghetto and the camps at Majdanek, Birkenau, Ravensbrück, and Neustadt-Glewe.

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Halina Birenbaum is a writer, poet and translator. She was born in Warsaw in 1929. She spent the occupation in the Warsaw Gheto, and in the concentration camps at Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbrück and Neustadt-Glewe, from where she was freed in 1945.

In 1947 she emigrated to Israel. She worked in a kibbutz until her marriage in 1950. Now she lives in Hertzliya, with her husband and two sons. In numerous lectures and meetings with Israeli youth, she talks about her knowledge of the Holocaust.

Life and death during the years of the occupation and the martyrdom of Polish Jews in concentration camps and ghettos are the main subjects of Halina Birenbaum's prose and poetry. Her works are sad but devoid of hatred. What emerges from them are peace, kindless and belief in man.

She writes in Polish - the language of her childhood - and her work has been published in Poland, Israel, Germany and the United States.

Her memoirs "Hope is the Last to Die", which she was prompted to write by the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem, are shocking, authentic, and candid.

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Title Halina Birenbaum. Hope is the Last to Die
Author Birenbaum Halina
Publisher Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
ISBN 978-83-85047-1-7
Year 2008
Cover Soft
Width 12
Height 19
Additional Informations No

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